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I passed by your house yesterday.
I past by your house yesterday.

Past isn't a verb. The past tense and past participle of the verb to pass is passed.

We can use past as a noun: Don't think of the past; an adjective: The past week was warm; a preposition: We walked past the church; an adverb: The train went past.

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The carpenter made a large table.
The carpenter did a large table.
You must do your work carefully.
You must make your work carefully.

To make primarily means to construct or manufacture something, while to do means to accomplish a thing.

Common exceptions with make and do.

(a) To make a mistake, to make a promise, to make a speech, to make an excuse, to make haste, to make fun of, to make progress, to make a noise, to make a bed (= to prepare the bed for sleeping on)

(b) To do good, to do evil, to do your best, to do your duty, to do someone a favour, to do wrong, to do a puzzle, to do business, to do away with, to do gymnastics, to do exercises.

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English are fond of sports.
The English are fond of sports.

Place the definite article before the names of nationalities, describing a people collectively: the British, the French, the Dutch, the Swiss, the Chinese, the Sudanese, etc.

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There were thunders and lightnings.
There was thunder and lightning.

When only one thing is meant we say a clap of thunder and a flash or bolt of lightning.

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They were warned of the danger.
They were warned about the danger.

Use warn about for specific things: They warned us about the bumps in the road.

We warn a person against a fault: His teacher warned him against breaking the rules.

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