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    fly by vs fly

    Can someone please tell me which of the following sentences sounds more natural?

    1) Time flies by when I am with you.
    2) Time flies when I am with you.

    Also, can flees be used in place of flies in the second sentence?

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    Re: fly by vs fly

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Can someone please tell me which of the following sentences sounds more natural?

    1) Time flies by when I am with you.
    2) Time flies when I am with you.
    Either; I think the second may be slightly more common.
    Also, can flees be used in place of flies in the second sentence?
    To flee is to escape hurriedly from something unwelcome. Time doesn't do that; quite the reverse - if something unwelcome is coming, time seems to fly towards it.

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