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    dream vs dreamt ?

    1. I always dreamt of you at night when I fell asleep. I can't forget you, because I know I love you, but you seem to ignore me very often.

    2. I always dream of you at night when I fell asleep.

    3. I was deraming you when I fell asleep. Everything about you.

    4. I dream you when I fell asleep. It seems to I have a feeling with you.

    Which one is more common?
    Can you please tell me why and explain to me?
    Last edited by Polyester; 30-Apr-2015 at 05:34.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    The problem is "was fell asleep", which is incorrect. It could be "fell asleep" or "was falling asleep". Please do the work necessary to understand the difference and tell us which one you meant. Then we will be able to advise you further.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

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    Hi Polyester,

    I think both sentences have few grammatical errors. This one below would be more correct I guess.

    [Simple Present]
    I always dream about you at night when I fall asleep.I can't forget you because I know I love you forever, but you seem to ignore me very often.
    [Simple Past]
    I always dreamed/dreamt about you at night while I fell asleep. I can't forget you because I know I love you forever, but you seem to ignore me very often.

    -> I assume both dreamed and dreamt are able to express past tense. And you don't use the verb "be" with regular verb on the same tense. But it's OK if you use -ing format like while I was falling asleep. And I think 'while' would be more appropriate than 'when' if you want to express the action of sleep as on-going process.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Apr-2015 at 08:35. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The problem is "was fell asleep", which is incorrect. It could be "fell asleep" or "was falling asleep". Please do the work necessary to understand the difference and tell us which one you meant. Then we will be able to advise you further.
    I have done a correction, please advice me in further.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    No correction is visible to me.

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    Now it has been changed. See it again.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    If you no longer dream about her, then use the simple past.
    If you keep dreaming about her, then use the simple present.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    gummybear, please read this extract from the forum rules:


    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    Anyone help?

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    #10

    Re: dream vs dreamt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Which one is more common?
    I think you should have asked 'Which one is correct?', and I can still find mistakes in 2, 3 and 4 after your correction.

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