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    had passed

    For example:

    Today is Jan 3, Jo's mum died on Jan1.
    To make a sentence, I choose not to mention the date , can I say,

    1. Jo's mum had passed away.
    2. Jo's mum has passed away.
    3. Jo's mum passed away.

    To make a sentence, I choose to mention the date , can I say,
    1. Jo's mum had passed away on Jan1.
    2. Jo's mum has passed away on Jan1. .
    3. Jo's mum passed away on Jan1.

    Thanks.

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    Re: had passed

    All can be correct, depending on context.

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    Re: had passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Jo's mum has passed away on Jan1.
    I don't like that one very much. We don't normally use a present perfect when a past time is specified, though you will hear it. In speech we often start a sentence, and then add something that we hadn't intended to say when we started.

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