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    Post the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Does "pass by" a phrasal verb here and if not, what does it mean?


    On the other hand, Bailey told me clearly that the tablets had been passed by the British Museum, so that I fear I cannot acquit him of tampering with truth —and just there lies the great difficulty of deciding upon his case. But one has always to remember that physical mediumship has no connexion one way or the other with personal character, any more than the gift of poetry.

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Jacob123, you currently have 12 open threads on the first page of the Ask A Teacher section. That really isn't fair on other users (or on the volunteers). Please limit your questions about this interminable book to about three a day. Give other people a chance to ask their questions!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Jacob123, you currently have 12 open threads on the first page of the Ask A Teacher section. That really isn't fair on other users (or on the volunteers). Please limit your questions about this interminable book to about three a day. Give other people a chance to ask their questions!
    What about five per day?

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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    What about five per day?
    What about I close all your threads for five days? This isn't a negotiation. I have asked you to limit your questions to three a day. Please do so.
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    Post Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What about I close all your threads for five days? This isn't a negotiation. I have asked you to limit your questions to three a day. Please do so.
    Hmmmmmmm. Ok. three questions per day.

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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What about I close all your threads for five days? This isn't a negotiation. I have asked you to limit your questions to three a day. Please do so.
    Can I ask in another section of this website?
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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Can I ask questions on in another section of this website?


    As long as your questions aren't about that book and they are appropriate for the other sections, yes. We don't want to see more than three threads a day, in total, about the book.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    You should post your three daily questions about that book in General Language Discussions, the reason being that they are of no interest to any other ESL students.

    I see you've also posted dozens of questions about the same book here.
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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    Does Is "pass by" a phrasal verb here and if not, what does it mean?


    On the other hand, Bailey told me clearly that the tablets had been passed by the British Museum, so that I fear I cannot acquit him of tampering with truth —and just there lies the great difficulty of deciding upon his case. But one has always to remember that physical mediumship has no connexion one way or the other with personal character, any more than the gift of poetry.

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Arthur Conan Doyle
    No, it's not a phrasal verb; it's part of the passive construction "had been passed".

    As to the meaning of "pass" in this context, see entry #15 here.

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    Re: the tablets had been passed by the British Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy65 View Post
    No, it's not a phrasal verb; it's part of the passive construction "had been passed".

    As to the meaning of "pass" in this context, see entry #15 here.
    That link won't open for me. Would you please explain that sentence? (Puzzled.)
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