sleep

 

The word "sleep" is used for a period of time when the brain and the body have a chance to rest and recharge. This word is also used when a person is not paying attention.

simple past past participle
sleep
slept
slept
  • A person sleeps in a bed.
  • A person sleeps on a mattress.
  • You can also sleep on a couch.
  • Where do you sleep?
  • Yolanda slept until 10 a.m. this morning.
  • She overslept. (To oversleep is to sleep for too long.)
  • I’m sorry, I wasn’t paying attention. I was sleeping.
  • Are the children sleeping?
  • It’s hard to sleep when there is a lot of noise or bright light.
  • Did you sleep well last night?

In this next set of examples, the word "sleep" is used as a noun:

  • How much sleep do you normally get?
  • I need to get more sleep.
  • Sleep is an essential need for anyone.
  • Most people get an average of seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
  • What time do you go to sleep? (Notice that the phrase "go to" is often used with "sleep.")
  • Yolanda went to sleep late last night.
  • A nap is a short period of sleep, usually in the afternoon.
  • I have to go to sleep. Goodnight.

The word "sleepy" is an adjective:

  • David says he feels sleepy.
  • He looks very sleepy.
  • Margaret just woke up. She still looks sleepy.
  • You look sleepy. You should go to bed.

sleep

He’s still sleepy. He needs to get more sleep.

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July 29, 2019