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Which is correct, pass or pass by? or both?

If you ________ a supermarket, could you get me some milk?

A. pass
B. pass by

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  • What do you think? Have you googled them? Jun 9, 2022 at 15:26
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    Either works for me. Jun 9, 2022 at 15:48
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    Actually, this is an example sentence shown in Cambridge dictionary, and it writes "pass." However, in Longman dictionary, it shows,"Will you be passing by the supermarket on your way home?" That's why I am asking if they are both correct or which one is better.
    – Carol
    Jun 9, 2022 at 16:22
  • They are both correct, and, in my opinion, neither is better. Jun 9, 2022 at 16:34
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    If both are used as examples in dictionaries, obviously both are correct! Jun 9, 2022 at 16:42

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Both of these sentences are perfectly valid and there's no difference in meaning. It's purely a matter of personal preference.

If you pass a supermarket, could you get me some milk?

If you pass by a supermarket, could you get me some milk?

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