1. Tania was a wonderful singer, but she's past her prime. 2. I called out to him as he ran past.?

Could you please tell me where in the above 2 sentences 'past' is adverb and preposition and explain why it is adverb in one place and preposition in another?

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  • 1 month ago
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    "past her prime" is a prepositional phrase. Compare it to the propositional phrases "in our time" or "for our time" and you can see that "past" is being used as a preposition, with a noun object.

    Adverbs often tell when, where an dhow, so in "as he ran past", past is an adverb modifying "ran"- telling where he ran. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I can tell you that 

    1. Tania was a wonderful singer, but she's past her prime. 2. I called out to him as he ran past.? is NOT a question, so you shouldn't have posted it and violated guidelines.

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