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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    old time is a-flying

    Old time is a-flying.

    What is "a-" for in this word?

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    Re: old time is a-flying

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    It means 'in the process of'.

    a-

    2. (
    literary (or archaic) used before a present participle - in the act or process ofcome a-running, go a-hunting
    (Collins)

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    Re: old time is a-flying

    Note the words "literary" and "archaic" in that definition. Don't start trying to use this construction in everyday speech or writing.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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