Can you please tell me if there as any difference between pass something and pass by something in the sense of going past it? For example:
On your way to the grocery store, you are going to pass a bank.
On your way to the grocery store, you are going to pass by a bank.
I haven't been able to find any difference on the internet and according to dictionaries they mean the same thing. Is it so? If no, what's the nuance of difference?