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Ex) I think the better question to ask is whether you are going to do something about it or just let life pass you by.


"let life pass you by" and "let life pass you" have the same meaning?

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anonymous"let life pass you by" and "let life pass you" have the same meaning?

I suppose you could say that, but it sounds odd to a native speaker if you leave out the 'by'.

CJ

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anonymous"let life pass you by" and "let life pass you" have the same meaning?

The expression is "pass someone by". It is not "pass someone". To let life pass you does not make sense.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/pass-sb-by