using prepositions "pass away"
As the instruction using preposition "away" cannot be end of the sentence. How I can use "pass away" in this sentence? "After about 2 years later, he passed away. "
After about 2 years later, he passed away.
"Pass away" acts as a phrasal verb, i.e., a "single verb unit" with a verb and a particle and/or a preposition. Therefore, using it at the end of a sentence is not incorrect as the preposition does not act on its own, and you need not rephrase the sentence.
Other examples of phrasal verbs are "clean up," "clean up after," "listen up," "stand by," "dress down," "pass for," and "hang out."
Hope this helps!
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