I "drive by" here

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MyUserName

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Portuguese
I drive by here every day and I've never seen such a traffic jam before.

Hello,
Is "drive by" correct, please? Could I say "pass"? How would a native speaker say, please?
Thanks.
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    I drive by here every day is perfectly idiomatic and natural for an AE speaker. It suggests that the speaker is the driver of a vehicle. I pass by here every day is equally natural, but it is less precise. It may be synonymous with the 'drive by' version, but could also suggest that the speaker is a bus passenger or pedestrian.
     

    wanabee

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    What does "She drove by A city today" mean? Did she drive through A city or did she just drive close by it?
     
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