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Time flies so fast vs Time fly so fast

It is important to make sure the subject (time) agrees with the verb (to fly). In this example, time is singular, so the verb must use the singular form flies.

Time flies so fast

This is correct

This is a common idiom used in English to indicate that time seems to pass more quickly in certain situations.

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Preferred Form:
Time flies so quickly

Some examples from the web:

  • How beautiful is the age of youth that flies so fast.
  • The Vindicators fly so fast, the Russian won't be able to use all their defenses.
  • Defenestrate your clock to see how time flies.
  • Things between us happened so fast.
  • Everything happened so fast, Leon.
  • They modernize so fast that you lose yourself.
  • My life is changing so fast.

Time fly so fast

This is not correct. Don't use this phrase.

Subject-verb agreement:In this phrase, the subject, time,is singular (like he, she, or it), so it requires the singular verb, flies.

Explanation provided by a TextRanch English expert.

Preferred Form:
Time flies so quickly

Some examples from the web:

  • Apr 6, 2015 ... nowhere does time 'fly' so fast compared with daily experience as when sitting and drinking and conversing with dear friends in an inn.
  • The way time fly so fast mi no wear no watch. Mi youth waan go school mi no have no cash. Mi insane like the mad man weh search the trash. Hey, mi black ...
  • Apr 9, 2015 ... 7 years ago @buzzworkers opened his first tumblr since then our music is hosted at – enjoy ! time fly so fast ! Reply.
  • Everyone here has been so friendly and welcoming that it made time fly so fast, and your left with the feeling of wanting more, but then the departure ticket brings  ...

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