It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words were part of yesterday’s Grammar Giggle. They are:
Passed – moved along; transferred (past tense of past)
He passed along his notes from the seminar to Jean.
Past – time gone by
In the past, our televisions had five channels.
Passed – Think of the “ss” as tracks where you are moving something along
Past – Think of “ast” as like “aft”er as in something that has already happened.