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    Talking It has past or It has passed

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    Tenant:
    ⓐI think I would better move out.
    ⓑI think I had better move out.
    ⓒI think I better move out.


    ⓐYou never keep your word.
    ⓑYou go back on your word all the time.
    ⓒYou eat your word all the time.

    You told me the tenants will not exceed 5 but Iíve lived with 8 people for 3months now.
    You told me you will sort out this problem.

    ⓐIt has passed already 2 months but things are still same.
    ⓑIt has past already 2 months but things are still same.
    ⓒ2 months has already past but things are still same.



    ⓐYou are way too far.
    ⓑYou are too much.
    ⓒYou have gone too far.

    I can't endure any more.

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    Re: It has past or It has passed

    Tenant:
    ⓒI think I'd better move out. (w/o bothering with what the 'd stands for)

    ⓐYou never keep your word.
    You told me there'd never be more than five tenants, but Iíve been living with 8 people for 3 months now.
    You told me you will sort out this problem.
    It's past 2 months already but things are still the same. (is)
    That's too much.
    I can't endure it any more.


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    Re: It has past or It has passed

    Thanks for the help

    Can I ask one more question?
    These two sentences have same meaning?

    ⓐ It's past 2 months already.
    ⓑ 2 months have passed already.

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    Re: It has past or It has passed

    Yes, in this case only. "It's past two months" is idiomatic but very informal. "Two months have passed" is better in writing of any kind. Don't take the single phrase "it's past xxx days,weeks,months" and generalize from it any equivakence between "past" and passed".

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