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The noise of the traffic prevented me from _____ to sleep.

 

A. going
B. falling

Note: I’d say “falling asleep.” Is the answer B?

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    Hi, both words can fit into the gap :) Your right, if you use 'falling',then it will be 'falling asleep'.

    So:

    The noise of the traffic prevented me from going to sleep.

    The noise of the traffic prevented me from falling sleep.

     

    I would say "A," going to sleep. I hesitate to recommend B because at least in the United States, we do not generally say "falling to sleep." We definitely do say "falling asleep." There may be a minority of speakers who say "fall to sleep," as evidenced by the following hits doing a Google search:

    Google (UK pages) gives:
    "fall to sleep" : 837
    "fall asleep" : 102,000
    "go to sleep" : 103,000

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