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|English I EOC Assessment||Tenses and Verbals|
|Grammar & Punctuation||Grammar|
...is a noun that refers to a long time ago.
For example, Great-Aunt Lila still wears clothes from the Forties because she lives in the
Or, the Civil War was in the past...
...although there are some folks who may argue this point.
The word "passed"...
...is a verb that means you're going by something.
You might say, "I passed by the store on the way to school"...
...or, "I passed a really creepy guy dressed like Hello Kitty at Comic-Con last weekend."
Now, given that "past" and "passed" can sound like the same word, how do you know
which one you should use?
Think of it this way. What sound do you hear when a car passes you? Whoosssssssh.
That "sssssssh" sound should remind you of the two "s"'s in the word "passed"...
...that's "passed" with a "d".
The word "past" with a "t" only has one "s", and so, sadly, whoossssssshing
is not an option. And that's it! "Past" with a "t" refers
to a long time ago...
...and "passed" with a "d" means you're going by something.
Now that you know the difference between these two words, all your confusion about this grammar
rule should be in the "past" with a "t"...
...along with bell-bottoms and mullets.