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passing on

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  • Passing On is a novel written by Penelope Lively in 1989. It tells the sensitive and intimate story of how a brother and sister’s lives change after their imperious mother dies. The story is set in the South of England in the late eighties.

    Definition of passing on in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFpass onSGpasses onPT, PPpassed on
    1. present participle of pass on.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.
        • Can you pass on the information next time you see him?
        • Once it [a snowdrop variety] became established, some bulbs were lifted and passed on to be chipped (i.e. cut into small pieces and grown on).
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Verb forms
          • Participles
            • Present participles
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      Meaning of passing on for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "passing on" is a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
      Definiteness: Level 1
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