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Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?
1. I would prefer that you did the investigation before giving me a call.
2. I am having a hard timing in keeping my eyes open.
3. Last week I fell over while playing outdoors.
Last edited by billmcd; 28-Jun-2011 at 23:59. Reason: typo
Number 3 shows an interesting different between BrE and AmE. I would automatically use "fell over" to mean tripped or accidentally stumbled and fell to the floor.
If it said "fell" I would think it was a much more serious and higher fall, perhaps from a cliff!!
I was thinking "fell down."