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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Default He is asleep/sleeping.

    Which word should I use in the following sentence?

    He is asleep/sleeping.

    I remember reading that I should use 'asleep'.

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    Default Re: He is asleep/sleeping.

    Either is fine.

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    Default Re: He is asleep/sleeping.

    As SoothingDave mentioned, both are Ok.
    Just want to add another point.
    'Sleep' is a verb, while 'asleep' is an adjective. When you say "He is sleeping.", you're using present continuous tense.

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