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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107460: Sleep- Sleepy- Asleep
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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 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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    1) Dear, look at this baby! He looks so that I 'm sure he'll as soon as put into bed.
    2) How long has your sister ? I don't know really, but what I'm sure of is that she . 'What time did she go to bed?' 'Nine ? Which means that for much too long!'
    3) 'Peter, are you ?' 'I'm afraid not ... Last night, I fell asleep at 3 in the morning ...I hope I'll sleep earlier tonight!'
    4) How long is he supposed at night? Well, it depends on what age he is ... He for 9 hours ... That should be enough ....
    5) Mom, am I allowed to go to Jim's tonight? Please, you know that I like those pyjama parties so much!
    6) You remember, Jane, no tomorrow .... It's important! You can't be late! Set your alarm on 6:15 for once!
    7) Mom, can my friends and I in Pete' s room'? Linda in the top bunk, Susan in Pete's bed, and on a mattress on the floor. We'll have fun but we'll be quiet and will tight, Mom, I promise!








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