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    doze off / drop off / nod off

    Hello.

    English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy told me they have the same meaning.

    I want to ask native speakers: what's more common? I don't think that they're used equally (I really don't know how to write this sentence).

    Fraze.it shows that the most popular is "drop off".
    For me "doze off" seems better. It sounds more cool for me.

    What do you think? What do you use in everyday conversation?

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: doze off / drop off / nod off

    I'd usually say 'nod off'. Though generally, at my age, I don't take coolness into serious consideration when I speak.

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    Re: doze off / drop off / nod off

    I'd generally use doze/nod.

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    Re: doze off / drop off / nod off

    If I fell asleep on the sofa for a little while, I would say "I dozed off" or "I nodded off". Once I'm in bed, I would use something like "I dropped off really fast last night. I was very tired".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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