Which English form is more popular:
"I fell asleep" or "I fall asleep" ?

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  • English Experts tip

    I fell asleep.

  • English Experts tip

    "I fell asleep" is more frequently used in English. It stands alone as its own sentence and can often be an answer to questions ("Why didn't you call me back yesterday?" "I fell asleep.")

    "I fall asleep" is often just the beginning of a sentence and doesn't stand alone as well ("I fall asleep really easily" "I fall asleep before 9 PM.")

I fell asleep

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  • I fell asleep with my phone in my hand waiting for you to text me back. Community. Timeline · About · Photos · Likes · Videos. Public Cancel Save Changes.
  • "First off, I fell asleep almost as soon as I hit the sack," his enthusiasm continuing. She fell asleep again and didn't wake until they reached NXA in Arkansas.
  • Oct 8, 2014 ... Behold, this man's extreme reaction after I fell asleep in the middle of a casual conversation we were having late at night: Screen Shot ...
  • I fell asleep over it. Ich bin darüber eingeschlafen. I all but fell asleep. Es fehlte nicht viel, und ich wäre eingeschlafen. I very nearly fell asleep. Es fehlte nicht viel , ...

I fall asleep

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  • Forum discussions with the word(s) "fall asleep" in the title: Before I fall asleep · don't fall asleep in class
  • grammar doze off & fall asleep · fall asleep · fall asleep
  • Go to sleep; also, cease paying attention. For example, As soon as the lights were dimmed he fell asleep , or His lectures are so dull that I fall asleep . The literal ...
  • If i fall Asleep Texting You, It's Because i Didn't Want To Say GoodBye is on Facebook. To connect with If i fall Asleep Texting You, It's Because i Didn't Want To ...
  • 1. She was so worn out that she fell asleep at the table. Did I fall asleep last night while we were making love? 1. You fell asleep alright, but we didn't get that far.

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