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    'get passed' pt. 2

    Dear experts,

    What does 'get passed' mean grammatically in the sentence?

    'A respectable pub where messages get passed'

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: 'get passed' pt. 2

    Hi PINKGREAT

    Ex: A respectable pub where messages get passed.
    Get is synonymous with 'are', which makes passed a past participle in form and a predicate adjective in function. Get passed is passive; i.e., people pass on messages.

    Idiomatically, get passed could have another connotation. I'm just not sure what it is though given that I don't have the context.


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