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Sleep- Sleepy- Asleep
1) To be asleep = into a state of sleep = sleeping ; to fall asleep = to go to sleep ; to be sleepy = to feel like sleeping, to be very tired.
ex : Is the baby asleep? Not yet ... He's still babbling in bed!
ex : I'm sorry! I'm so tired I'm sure I'll fall asleep in a minute.
ex : How long has he been asleep ? For 12 hours already ... It's time to wake him up...
ex : Look at this pupil ... He must be tired and sleepy ... He's falling asleep on his desk...
asleep isn't used as an adjective in front of a noun => a sleeping dog.
ex : Is there anything more beautiful to look at than a sleeping baby?
2) To sleep, I slept, slept
- It is used to ask question about the quantity or the quality of sleep :
ex : 'Did you sleep well?' 'Not really ... I'm still so tired'
ex : I'm exhausted ! I couldn't sleep at night...- Or in the passive form:
ex : That bed hasn't been slept in!
ex : This lawn has been slept on.
3) Idioms :
- Don't worry! You can make a lot of noise. He sleeps like a log.(very profoundly)
- To be fast asleep = ( to be profoundly asleep) Don't worry! You won't wake him up.... he's fast asleep.
- 8 o' clock! Time to go to bed... Sleep tight (= Sleep well!), Tommy!
- I didn't sleep a wink last night ... I was too worried ... (not to sleep a wink = not to sleep at all!)
- To sleepover : Enjoy, your dinner and as you can sleepover you mustn't be frightened to drink a little wine! =(to sleep out of home!)
- to sleep in = To have a late morning's sleep... Patrick? Oh no, I'm sorry! He must have slept in... He's not up yet!
- to sleep on it = to think about something important overnight. ex : Well well... You don't have to make up your mind now... Sleep on it and give me your answer tomorrow...
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