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Post by John Stedge on August 2, 2017

The cavaliers won the finals last year.

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Post by Leonard Scuderi on November 27, 2015

In religion, a prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. Not predicting the future.

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Post by Beverly Terry on November 7, 2013

correction: fore above should be before.

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:48 PM

Post by Beverly Terry on November 7, 2013

I am still confused by passed and past. You defined passed as the past tense of to pass, and past as the time fore the present. I thought I could conclude that passed had to do with movement and past with time. I applied that reasoning to the exercise question and got it wrong,

Now that the parade has gone past, can we move on. I don't understand why past is used here. My reasoning was: now that the parade has gone by, can we move on?

Please help.

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • Problematic Words 0:54
    • Lay/Lie
    • Lay/Lie/Lying/Lain to Recline
    • Lay/Laying/Laid to Put or Place
    • Lie/Lied/Lying/Lied to Tell Falsehoods
    • Lightning/Lightening
    • Lightning/Lightening Examples
    • Loose/Lose
    • Medal/Meddle
    • Metal/Mettle
    • Of Vs. Have
    • On to Vs. Onto
    • Pair/Pare/Pear
    • Passed Vs. Past
    • Peak/Peek/Pique
    • Perpetrate Vs. Perpetuate
    • Pi Vs. Pie
    • Praise/Prays/Preys
    • Precedence/Precedents/Presidents
    • Principal/Principle
    • Profit/Prophet
  • Practice 14:11
  • Practice Answers 14:55