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    passed by / goes by

    1- as time goes by

    2- as time passed by

    Are they both correct?


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    Re: passed by / goes by

    "As time goes by" OR "As time passed".

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    #3

    Re: passed by / goes by

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "As time goes by" OR "As time passed".
    I have a question, please. I have never heard "as time passed". Is it formal English?
    thanks.

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    Re: passed by / goes by

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    1- as time goes by

    2- as time passed by

    Are they both correct?


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    Both are correct, but not equal.
    As time goes by = As time passes
    At time went by = As time passed

    {not a teacher}

    EDIT: Sorry, somehow I missed that there were already responses. But yes, it's a fine construction in either formal or informal English.
    As time passed, I began to like living her more and more, although I still missed my old home.

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