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Pass time/pastime

 
 
benw12
 
Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 12:12 am
"It's a pass time activity"

I know you can use 'pastime', but I mean to say it's an activity used just to pass time without any enjoyment or goal.

Is it grammatically correct?

Can you use the verb+noun as an adjective like this?

Thanks
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 06:29 am
@benw12,
Pastime is a noun meaning something to pass time. Do not confuse the noun form and verb form.
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Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 07:03 am
@Jewels Vern,
Yes of course, but is the quoted sentence grammatically correct?
Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 10:02 am
@benw12,
Sorry, I guess I gave an incomplete answer. No, the sentence uses a verb form (to pass time) as an adjective.

"Pastime" is a noun.
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