Posted: 26 Feb 2014 08:57 PM PST
A common English idiom is “come to pass”:
Here are some correct uses of the expression:
Lately, I’ve noticed an odd distortion of this idiom into “goes to pass”:
These examples come from forums, inspirational blogs, and blog comments–contexts in which nonstandard English is well-represented. However, I found an example of a similar distortion on a page that has the Quaker Oats logo at the top. This one uses “goes to pass” as if it meant simply “pass,” or “come to an end.” The writer may have been thinking of the expression, “fads/fashions come and go”:
ESL learners need to be aware that “goes to pass”–in any context–is not standard English.