Monday, July 05, 2010
Monday Mulligan Stew
Company is slowly leaving.
It's a quick writing lesson today.
I always have trouble with past and passed. This is a note I keep by my computer.
If you are referring to a period of time before or a distance, use "past":"the team performed well in the past," "the police car drove past the suspect's house." IF you are referring to the action of passing, however, you need to use "passed": "when John passed the gravy, he spilled it on his lap." "the teacher was astonished that none of the students passed the test." Remember that no matter however you have "passed the time" you never "past the time." not even in the distant past.
THANK YOU to everyone who followed me faithfully on my tour. I'll post the winner(s)- Yes winners tomorrow. And look for my promotional blog contest in August. (It wont' be so long)