Ride by, ride past and stop by

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Dear All,

It's me, Nicolas. :hi:
Happy Chinese New Year! :D

I read a sentence as below:
The hunters came riding by/past on their horses.

Is ride by like stop by?
What's the difference between them?
And are ride by and ride past the same?

Thanks :D
 

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Ride by and stop by are not the same. To stop by is to visit, albeit briefly. If you were to stop by some place you would pay a brief visit. You would stay there a short while and then move on.

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To ride by and to ride past are the same.

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If you go past something without stopping, you can use 'by' with any verb of motion, so the riders passed the place mentioned. ;-)
 

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What Tdol said.

:wink:

(Say: "Is it a phrase.")

:)
 

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If you mean a phrasal verb, Nicolas, I'd say no as they both keep their dictionary definitions. ;-)
 

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You're quite welcome. When did the Chinese New Year start? Also, where is it in the cycle? (Is it the Year of the Dragon, for example?)

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Dear RonBee,

:D
The Chinese New Year is on 22 January.
And most Chinese in Taiwan will have holidays during 21 - 27.

It's the Year of Monkey.

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When did the Chinese New Year start?
^^!!
There are many versions, but I think it started in about 200(?) B.C.
A emperor held a ceremony to celebrate an abundant harvest.

It's hard for me to explain that, my English isn't good enough. :oops:

Happy Chinese New Year :D
 

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nicolas said:
Dear RonBee,

:D
The Chinese New Year is on 22 January.
And most Chinese in Taiwan will have holidays during 21 - 27.

It's the Year of Monkey.

:wink:
When did the Chinese New Year start?
^^!!
There are many versions, but I think it started in about 200(?) B.C.
A emperor held a ceremony to celebrate an abundant harvest.

It's hard for me to explain that, my English isn't good enough. :oops:

Happy Chinese New Year :D

Thanks! :D

(I should have said "When does the Chinese New Year start?" but I was thinking it had already started.)

The Chinese use a lunar calendar, so the new year starts on a different date every year (according to the Western calendar). Right?

:)
 
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Dear RonBee,

Yes, you're right. :D

We use the lunar calendar and the Western calendar.

In Chinese, some holidays are according to Western calendar, such as 4th April is our Children's day.

And some holidays are according to the lunar calendar, like Chinese New Year.
In 2003, the Chinese New Year is on 1st Feb. :wink:

Happy Chinese New Year!
 

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nicolas said:
Dear RonBee,

Yes, you're right. :D

We use the lunar calendar and the Western calendar.

In Chinese, some holidays are according to Western calendar, such as 4th April is our Children's day.

And some holidays are according to the lunar calendar, like Chinese New Year.
In 2003, the Chinese New Year is on 1st Feb. :wink:

Happy Chinese New Year!

At first blush that would seem to be confusing, but I suppose it's not if you're used to it.

(Say: "In 2003, the Chinese New Year was on Feb. 1st.")

:)
 
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Dear RonBee,

About the lunar calendar, I'm often confused, too. :wink:
But often you add 1 month to the Western calendar, you will get the month of lunar calendar.

(Say: "In 2003, the Chinese New Year was on Feb. 1st.")
Thanks :D :D :D
In 2003, the Chinese New Year was on Feb. 1st.
In 2004, the Chinese New Year is on Jan. 22nd.
 

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I'm from Malaysia and today is the first day of CNY! Wooot!
Happy Chinese New Year!
Btw, I'm a Chinese as well. :lol:
 
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