I apologize. I did not get the first message. I will include that piece of information in my future posts. Thank you.
See defiinition 10 of 'past' here.
Can I ask you a question?
[STRIKE]Sometimes the[/STRIKE] Do native speakers sometimes need to check [STRIKE]out the[/STRIKE] a dictionary [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] to learn what [STRIKE]does the[/STRIKE] a word means?