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What does 'get passed' mean grammatically in the sentence?
'A respectable pub where messages get passed'
Thank you in advance.
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.