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    "pass by" = "to pass by" here?

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     The nurse came up then with Yinglian in her arms, and it struck Shiyin that his daughter was growing prettier and more lovable every day. He picked her up and played with her for a while, then took her to the gate to watch a religious procession pass by. He was just about to go in again when a monk and a Taoist priest drew near, laughing and gibbering like two maniacs. The monk was barefooted, his head scabby; the priest, lame with tangled, tousled hair. When they reached Shiyin’s gate and saw the child in his arms, the monk burst into lamentations.

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    Re: "pass by" = "to pass by" here?

    They watched it pass by = they watched it as it was passing by. Not "they watched it to pass by."

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    Re: "pass by" = "to pass by" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They watched it pass by = they watched it as it was passing by. Not "they watched it to pass by."
    Then why not having used "passed by"?

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