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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?
Re: fly by vs fly
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.
Originally Posted by daemon99