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    collocation+red light

    When the traffic lights is red and a person doesn't stop behind it you can use different words like run the red light, jump and drive through the red light. I want to know whether we can use pass the red light or no?

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    Re: collocation+red light

    I would not say that.

    Additionally, I would assume that "jumping" a red light would mean to leave before your light had turned green. You stopped, but you left too soon.

    If you don't stop at all, you "run" the red light.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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