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    (The) Time has passed so fast??

    Hello,

    Situation: At a party.

    "It's midnight already?! (The) Time has passed so [fast/quickly]! I'd better go home to catch some sleep."

    1. Should there be "the" before "time"?

    2. Does the use of the present perfect sound natural here?

    3. Are "fast" and "quickly" interchangeable here?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: (The) Time has passed so fast??

    The "the" is optional before "time" in that context, in my opinion. However, I would use the definite article.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: (The) Time has passed so fast??

    "Time flies (when you're having fun)" is a common expression.

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    Re: (The) Time has passed so fast??

    Is it over already? Wow! Where did the time go?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: (The) Time has passed so fast??

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is it over already? Wow! Where did the time go?
    Context?

    Perhaps you'd better not answer that.

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