falling leaves on the ground

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optimistic pessimist

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Dear all,

There are a lot of [fallen/falling] leaves on the ground.

In the sentence above, "fallen" sounds better to me, but is "falling" totally wrong?

Thank you

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bhaisahab

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Dear all,

There are a lot of [fallen/falling] leaves on the ground.

In the sentence above, "fallen" sounds better to me, but is "falling" totally wrong?

Thank you

OP

Yes it is. If the leaves are on the ground, they are no longer falling.
 
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