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    We walked past the church.

    Would anyone explain me the meaning of the sentence " We walked past the church". Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: We walked past the church.

    andrewg927, for the second time, please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.





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    #3

    Re: We walked past the church.

    I apologize. I did not get the first message. I will include that piece of information in my future posts. Thank you.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Apr-2017 at 22:12. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    #4

    Re: We walked past the church.

    Quote Originally Posted by hossainmd View Post
    Would anyone explain me the meaning of the sentence " We walked past the church". Thank you.
    See defiinition 10 of 'past' here.

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    #5

    Re: We walked past the church.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I apologize. I did not get the first message. I will include that piece of information in my future posts. Thank you.
    Once you have a certain number of posts, you'll be able to add a signature to your profile. That's where I put my disclaimer.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: We walked past the church.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    See defiinition 10 of 'past' here.

    Can I ask you a question?
    Sometimes the native speaker need to check out the dictionary for what does the word mean?

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    #7

    Re: We walked past the church.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can I ask you a question?
    Sometimes the Do native speakers sometimes need to check out the a dictionary for to learn what does the a word means?
    Certainly. It would be rare for a native speaker to look up a common word like "past", but monolingual dictionaries exist mainly for the use of native speakers.
    I am not a teacher.

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