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    Post urgent query- Passed Vs Past

    Hi all, This is my first thread post, so i hope i am getting the protocol right. I would really appreciate help with the following sentence?

    what is the correct usage? take you passed or take you past?

    Specialising exclusively in the finest Swiss timepieces, this store is the only retailer of Rolex and Tudor watches. A short stroll through arcade will take you passed many unique Jewellers.

    thanks your your help . I am hoping to get this copy approved today or tomorrow.

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    Re: urgent query- Passed Vs Past

    Past.

    "Passed" is the past tense and past participle of the verb "to pass".

    "Past" can be a noun (meaning "the time gone by"), an adjective (meaning "in the past"), a preposition (meaning "by and beyond, in place, time, or circumstance"), or an adverb (with the same meaning as the preposition).

    You want the preposition.

    "Past" and "passed" are probably the same word etymologically, but the modern language distinguishes them clearly.

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    Re: urgent query- Passed Vs Past

    Warning: American English Ahead!!
    I walked past the store.-[prep.]
    I passed the store.-[verb]
    B.

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    Re: urgent query- Passed Vs Past

    Quote Originally Posted by poorboy_9 View Post
    Warning: American English Ahead!!
    I walked past the store.-[prep.]
    I passed the store.-[verb]
    B.
    You may care to note that precisely the same difference applies in every variety of standard English!

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