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    #1

    the car ran/passed near me

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    The car which has passed past me was a BMW.
    The car which has run past me was a BMW.

    I think both sentences are correct. What can you say about them?

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    #2

    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    Neither.

    The car which went past me was a BMW.

    The car which was driven past me was a BMW.

    There was no need to use the present perfect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    Do the buses go to the Central Park.
    Do the buses run to the Central Park.

    Which of these two is grammatically correct ?

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    #4

    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    Without the article before "Central Park" both are grammatical.

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    #5

    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    They each need a question mark to be grammatical.

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    #6

    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    Also correct is "The car which/that passed me was a BMW."

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    #7

    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Also correct is "The car which/that passed me was a BMW."
    For me, this would work best if the speaker were in a car, riding bike,etc.

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    Re: the car ran/passed near me

    I hadn't really considered that but I see your point. If I were in another car, then the BMW passed/went past me. However if I were on foot, I would say that the car went past me.

    "Passing" can be taken to mean "overtaking" which really only refers to a car overtaking another car/lorry/motorbike.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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