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"On her way into the laboratory she passed the scanner" The book says: "On her way into the laboratory she passed the scanner" Did she passed through the scanner? in front of the scanner? by the scanner? Thanks in advance for your help.
Jun 2, 2015 7:30 PM
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She walked past (by) the scanner.
June 2, 2015
On her way into the laboratory she passed (by) the scanner ; the word 'by' is omitted [left out] by convention [practice], but it is implied. 'On my way to work I pass the newsagent' 'Did you pass her office on your way up here ?' You can equally well include 'by' : 'Did you pass by her office on your way up here ?'
June 2, 2015
Thanks a lot! I'll read that!
June 11, 2015
I agree with what the others say, however ''pass through the scanner'' is correct in a different context. Here is a link, read the part ''Body scanners and pregnancy'' http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/at-the-airport/guides-to-travelling/security-and-fasttrack/body-scanners
June 11, 2015
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