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    #1

    the incident is passed.

    Is "is passed" possible? I think only "passed" or "has passed" is possible, maybe this is a mistyping or a wrong expression. Please let me know if this is possible.

    ex)..(.The incident is the one when the man was complimented for his head of hair)...
    That is a feeling that flows and sings in your memory long after the incident is passed.

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    #2

    Re: the incident is passed.

    ...is past?

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    Re: the incident is passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    ...is past?
    Pass in this case is an intransitive verb, but how can it be used as "is passed"? Is it possible or not?

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    #4

    Re: the incident is passed.

    Did you see this in the written form?

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    #5

    Re: the incident is passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Did you see this in the written form?
    Yes, in a workbook I teach to my students, if it's wrong, probably the publisher made a mistake or the original writer may have made a serious mistake.
    Anyway, actually I'm more hungry for the "relative pronoun(adverb) vs interrogative" issue that's always in my mind.

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    #6

    Re: the incident is passed.

    Is your excerpt about Carnegie? If so, the word is 'past' - at least that's what Google says. "is past' here means 'no longer existing, not present anymore".

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    #7

    Re: the incident is passed.

    I'd feel a lot more comfortable with 'is in the past' or 'has passed'.

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