I want to say " as the time passed........."
Can I say it like this? "As the minutes ticked by........"
Thanks to all of you for your great and quick help.
Last edited by BobK; 01-Jun-2009 at 17:21. Reason: 'clockwork' added
3 [+adv. / prep.] to move very fast; to move sb/sth very fast: [v] He raced up the stairs. The days seemed to race past. She raced through the work in no time at all. [vn] The injured man was raced to the hospital. She raced her car through the narrow streets of the town.
9 [v] ~ (by / past) to seem to pass very quickly: Doesn’t time fly? Summer has just flown by.
Thanks and I suppose "time dragged by" means passed slowly?