Passer devant vs passer par

JenniferC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Passer devant vs passer par

Passer devant chez-toi, I understand, means to go passed your house, but passer par chez-toi, to pop in to your house, or pass by (but not go in) or both ?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Jennifer ! I would say that "passer par chez quelqu'un" can mean both@ either that you stopped by that person's place, or you passed by their place. For example, you could say "Je suis passé par la mairie pour venir, c'était plus court." (I passed by the town hall to come here, it was shorter.) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
JenniferC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Bonjour Aurélie, Merci bien pour votre réponse. C'était exactement ce que je voudrait savoir. À bientôt aussi, Jennifer PS hope it makes sense
SueC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Could you include an example of passer par chez qqn in your examples please

Passer devant vs passer par

Passer devant chez-toi, I understand, means to go passed your house, but passer par chez-toi, to pop in to your house, or pass by (but not go in) or both ?

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