PAST / PASSED?
I’ve had LOTS of requests for info on these confusing words, so I do hope this clears up any confusion!
* If you PASS [drive by] a car on the freeway, you’ve PASSED it. [past tense of *to pass*]
* A Parliamentary motion is PASSED. [past tense of *to pass*]
* A Parliamentary motion is being discussed – the Parliament wants to PASS the motion. [present tense of *to pass*]
* The shop is PAST [beyond] the corner.
TIP: *PAST* the corner is not a form of *to pass*, hence is spelled differently.
TIP: *PASSED* is the past tense of *to pass*.
VERB: TO PASS:
Make sense now? I hope so!