Passed or past
I'm a little confused about which is the right word to use in the sentences below. I have been looking it up but still can't seem to get it right so maybe someone can help me out here.
Crestar was up to the challenge and strutted off past him with an air of confidence. The elf laughed as he dashed after the bird.
“Race you to the river,” his friend yelled as he swiftly flew passed past heading downward.
Thanks in advance.
'Passed' is the past tense of 'pass' and will always be a verb. 'Past' is the word you want in this sentence.
To help you know which to use, ask yourself if the word is performing some action, as in 'He passed me the salt.' If it is, the use 'passed', otherwise, use 'past'.
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