“Pass me by” or “pass by me”?

Should I say

he passed me by


he passed by me?

I think it’s passed me by, but I’m not sure.


pass someone by

You passed (me) by ~ you left me out of something.

  • Happen without being noticed or fully experienced by someone
  • sometimes I feel that life is passing me by

pass by someone

You passed by me ~ you went past me.

  • something to go past.
  • A car slowly passed by the front of the house.


Edit : The literal sense of something physically moving past you is more likely to be expressed using the "standard" word order – It passed by me. (@ FumbleFingers)

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