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  1. Newbie
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    The using of "Pass by" ???

    Please help me to understand the using of PASS BY

    which one is the correct between "pass by me" or pass me by ??
    or can we use both phrases in a sentence ???

    Example :
    Do you think time Would pass me by...
    'Cause you know I'd walk A thousand miles
    If I could Just see you Tonigh

    Thanks ahead !!!

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    Re: The using of "Pass by" ???

    According to the "Longman Phrasal Verbs Dictionary" pass by has several meanings, which determine the position of the pronoun. To summerize, it looks as follows: 1. when we speak about someone going past without stopping we say 'pass me by' (A lot of people passed by me.);
    2. events, opprtunities, time we say 'pass me by' (Don't let life pass you by.)

    Hope it's clear and helpful to you.))

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    Re: The using of "Pass by" ???

    Time passes by whether we like it or not.

    The use of "don't let time/life pass me/you by" means that you should not allow it to pass by without doing something useful with it!

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