Click here to log in
4 million accounts created!
JOIN our free club and learn English now!
Get a free English lesson every week! 2 MILLION subscribers!
- Our other sites
Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107460: Sleep- Sleepy- Asleep
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...
English exercise "Sleep- Sleepy- Asleep" created by here4u with The test builder
Click here to see the current stats of this English test
Please log in to save your progress.
End of the free exercise to learn English: Sleep- Sleepy- Asleep
A free English exercise to learn English.
Other English exercises on the same topics : Speaking | Frequent mistakes | Synonyms | All our lessons and exercises