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Serena1977 Wed 09-Sep-20 15:01:16

Is it
Mask to be worn pass this point
Or
Mask to be worn past this point
Or
Mask to be worn passed this point

I think it's the first sentence.

Please help!

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wowfudge Wed 09-Sep-20 15:02:58

Past

lachy Wed 09-Sep-20 15:03:01

Mask to be worn past this point

thistimelastweek Wed 09-Sep-20 15:03:07

It's 2, past this point

QuentinInQuarantino Wed 09-Sep-20 15:03:15

The second. "Pass" and "passed" are both verbs whereas "past" is a preposition of place, just like "beyond."

Serena1977 Wed 09-Sep-20 15:04:28

Oh dear, I need to brush up on my grammar!

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wowfudge Wed 09-Sep-20 15:06:16

You're saying a mask must be worn beyond this point, past is instead of beyond.

If you were saying a mask was to be worn in order to pass this point then pass would be correct. However if this were the case, it is also implied that a mark is only to be worn in order to pass this point. Once beyond the point, it could be taken off.

MilleniumHallsWalledGarden Wed 09-Sep-20 15:06:18

Past

senua Wed 09-Sep-20 15:06:57

Actually, "beyond" might be a better word. A pedantic soul could argue that 'past' means "as you are passing this precise point but it is permitted to take them off again after that".

wowfudge Wed 09-Sep-20 15:07:59

Mask not mark obviously

wowfudge Wed 09-Sep-20 15:09:29

I disagree senua, for the reasons I've given in my second post. Past is instead of beyond and effectively has the same meaning.

wowfudge Wed 09-Sep-20 15:11:13

To clarify, it doesn't have the meaning you've said it could.

senua Wed 09-Sep-20 15:19:33

Isn't 'beyond' the normal wording for warning / advisory signs?

Mytho Wed 09-Sep-20 15:20:25

Past

Whatisthisfuckery Wed 09-Sep-20 15:22:23

It should be ‘beyond this point’ really.

CorianderLord Wed 09-Sep-20 15:32:07

Past.

You're going past the point.

You can't go pass the point.

You can't go passed the point.

You pass, you are passed, you go past.

Aaliyahhh Wed 09-Sep-20 15:34:50

Past

Extracurricularfatigue Wed 09-Sep-20 15:36:44

wowfudge

You're saying a mask must be worn beyond this point, past is instead of beyond.

If you were saying a mask was to be worn in order to pass this point then pass would be correct. However if this were the case, it is also implied that a mark is only to be worn in order to pass this point. Once beyond the point, it could be taken off.

If saying that, you would say 'mask to be worn TO pass this point'.

BlusteryShowers Wed 09-Sep-20 15:52:49

Beyond.

FunTimes2020 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:48:29

Past

Chemenger Wed 09-Sep-20 16:50:04

Past

wowfudge Thu 10-Sep-20 11:49:06

I know that Extracurricularfatigue, thanks.

Extracurricularfatigue Thu 10-Sep-20 12:23:19

I thought you probably did, but I thought it was worth clarifying for anyone who might not.

AriettyHomily Thu 10-Sep-20 12:27:26

Beyond this point

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