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Passed vs Past
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Definition: Passed is the past tense of the verb 'pass'. It means to move past or go by something or someone.

Usage: Passed is commonly used to describe the action of moving past something or someone.

Example sentences:
  • 1. I passed the car on the highway.
  • 2. She passed me in the race.
  • 3. The train passed by the station.

Definition: Past is a preposition or an adjective. As a preposition, it means beyond in time or place. As an adjective, it means gone by in time; no longer existing.

Usage: Past is used to refer to a time or place that is no longer current or to describe something that has already happened.

Example sentences:
  • 1. He walked past the store.
  • 2. The event happened in the past.
  • 3. She is living in the past.

The word "passed" is the past tense of the verb "pass," and it can also be used as an adjective to describe something that has gone by. The word "past" refers to a time that has gone by or to indicate movement or location in a direction beyond a particular point.

Quizzes about "Passed" vs "Past"

Passed vs Past: 5 Quizzes

1. What is the past tense of 'pass'?

2. Which word is the past tense of 'pass'?

3. What is the correct past tense of 'pass'?

4. Which word represents the past tense of 'pass'?

5. What is the past form of 'pass'?


  • What does 'Passed' mean?

    The past tense of the verb 'pass'.

  • What is the meaning of 'Past'?

    Referring to a time before the present.

  • How do you use 'Passed' in a sentence?

    I passed my driving test yesterday.

  • Can you provide an example sentence using 'Past'?

    He used to live in this city in the past.

  • Are 'Passed' and 'Past' homophones?

    Yes, they are pronounced the same but have different meanings.