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    Using "Pass by" in a sentence.

    Hi,
    I have constructed some sentences with the word "Pass by" .Could you please let me know whether the following sentences are okay or not.

    1) Three buses passed by me, but no one stopped.
    2) I have passed by this corridor mant times since morning.
    3) The U.K nationals donot have to pass by the immigration officers at any airport.
    4) I used to pass by this security officer before entering the building.
    5) Unauthorised people cannot even pass by the building.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Using "Pass by" in a sentence.

    What was your purpose in writing these sentences, zaghum?

    'Pass by' is not a word — it's a phrase.

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    Re: Using "Pass by" in a sentence.

    I wish #3 was true! Life would be so much simpler.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Using "Pass by" in a sentence.

    My purpose was to know if I was using "Pass by" correctly.Yes you are right it is a phrase..But do the sentences make sense??

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    Re: Using "Pass by" in a sentence.

    I know it's not true.If it was true for all nationalities, everyone would be happy....Are my sentences correct???

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    Re: Using "Pass by" in a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by zaghum View Post
    Hi,
    I have constructed some sentences with the word "Pass by" .Could you please let me know whether the following sentences are okay or not.

    1) Three buses passed by me, but no one stopped.
    Three buses passed me but none of them stopped.
    2) I have passed by this corridor mant times since morning.
    I have walked down/through this corridor many times since this morning.
    3) The U.K nationals donot have to pass by the immigration officers at any airport.
    UK nationals do not have to show their passports to immigration officers at airports.
    4) I used to pass by this security officer before entering the building.
    I used to walk past this security officer before entering the building.
    5) Unauthorised people cannot even pass by the building.
    Unauthorised people cannot even walk past the building.

    Thanks.
    I don't find "pass by" to be natural in any of the contexts you used. Above, in red, I have given what I consider to be the natural versions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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