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    Usage of drop/fall

    1) There was a guy sitting next to me in the bus. He dozed off and his head kept dropping on my shoulder.
    2) There was a guy sitting next to me in the bus. He dozed off and his head kept falling on my shoulder.


    Can someone please tell me if the above sentences make sense? They sound a bit awkward to me but I am not sure how I can put it in a better way. Hope you got what I intend to convey with these sentences.

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    Re: Usage of drop/fall

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) There was a guy sitting next to me in the bus. He dozed off and his head kept dropping on my shoulder.
    2) There was a guy sitting next to me in the bus. He dozed off and his head kept falling on my shoulder.


    Can someone please tell me if the above sentences make sense? They sound a bit awkward to me but I am not sure how I can put it in a better way. Hope you got what I intend to convey with these sentences.
    There was a guy sitting next to me on the bus. He dozed off and his head kept lolling onto my shoulder.

    "To loll" is a great verb! It means to flop loosely, exactly the kind of movement that a head makes when someone falls asleep. However, if you don't like that, I would choose "dropping onto" from your two choices.

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    Re: Usage of drop/fall

    Thanks a lot, emsr2d2!

    How frequently is this word loll used in everyday speech?

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    Re: Usage of drop/fall

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Thanks a lot, emsr2d2!

    How frequently is this word loll used in everyday speech?
    Well, I wouldn't say you'd hear it every day but it's not exactly uncommon, certainly not in my part of the world and within my social circle.

    His head was lolling from side-to-side when he fell asleep in the car.

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