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    Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left. VS

    Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say:

    It's pass the bar on your left.

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    It's past the bar on your left.

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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    The first is incorrect. With locations, use "past" (unless you want to use the verb "to pass").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first is incorrect. With locations, use "past" (unless you want to use the verb "to pass").
    But doesn't the verb to pass also mean past?

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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    If you pass the bar, you walk past the bar. "To pass" and "to walk past" are different. Your sentence started with the word "It's" meaning "It is". That must be followed by "past".
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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    So if you pass the bar, you walk past the bar? That's exactly what I'm trying to say:

    The restroom is pass the bar.

    Can you explain further please. Thank you.

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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    No. We don't use "pass" to describe something's location. You can only use it as a verb (in this context).

    Where is the restroom?
    It is past the bar.
    You get there by walking past the bar.
    You get there by passing the bar.
    You must pass the bar.

    You said it yourself "You pass the bar". You can't change that to "The restroom is pass ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    It is past the bar.

    Is past here an adjective or adverb?

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    Re: Someone asks me: Where's the restroom? I say: It's pass the bar on your left.

    It's a preposition.

    'Passed' (pronounced 'past', is also the past tense and past participle of the verb 'to pass'), so you can also say 'Walk that way and when you have passed the bar it's on the right, past the fruit machine.

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