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    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    and 2 more questions :can we say
    "I am a marvelous person" Yes.
    and "I will go home currently"? No. Thanks in advance
    Bhai.

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    You can say:
    I will go home shortly.

    or

    I will go home soon.
    You can also say:
    I am asleep by ten o'clock on weekdays.

    or

    I am asleep by ten on weekdays.

    or

    I am asleep by ten on weekdays.

    or

    I am asleep by ten on Saturdays.



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    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    "I will go home currently"? Thanks in advance
    I think you're asking the wrong questions - that is, one question does not correlate with the other.

    If you ask a student to write a sentence with "currently" in it, and they write:
    "I'm going home currently", and someone says that's not a good English sentence because you should use "now" not "currently", then the question "What is the correct form of that sentence" is the wrong question.

    There is nothing wrong with the form of the sentence. It's just the wrong sentence for "currently".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    When you say, 'I sleep at ten on weekdays' do you mean that you go to sleep at 10 pm or that you sleep until 10am?
    I mean I sleep at 10 pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think you're asking the wrong questions - that is, one question does not correlate with the other.

    If you ask a student to write a sentence with "currently" in it, and they write:
    "I'm going home currently", and someone says that's not a good English sentence because you should use "now" not "currently", then the question "What is the correct form of that sentence" is the wrong question.

    There is nothing wrong with the form of the sentence. It's just the wrong sentence for "currently".

    you mean currently can not be used in that sentence, therefore it is wrong. right? so, in what situations can we use currently?
    thank you

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    He is currently a student at RPI.
    I am currently in my car on my way home.
    She is currently single, so if you know any interesting single men, send them her way.

    It describes the state of the person NOW, or what that person is doing NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    I mean I sleep at 10 pm
    In that case, you go to sleep or go to bed at 10pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    When you say, 'I sleep at ten on weekdays' do you mean that you go to sleep at 10 pm or that you sleep until 10am?

    I mean I sleep at 10 pm. I go to bed at 10 pm on weekdays.
    whats wrong with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    I mean I sleep at 10 pm. I go to bed at 10 pm on weekdays.
    whats wrong with this?
    Sleep is an ongoing activity. You 'go to sleep' or you 'fall asleep' at 10pm. You sleep from 10pm to 6am.
    'Sleep' as a verb does not mean 'go to sleep'.
    Other languages have different verbs for 'sleep' and 'falling asleep'. For example in Italian, dormire means to sleep; addormentarsi means 'to fall asleep'. English does not have a separate verb, but you still can't use 'sleep' for 'going to sleep'.

    The same applies to 'work'
    I work at 9am every morning. - Wrong
    'Work' as a verb does not mean 'start working'.
    You start work at 9am, or you 'start to work' or you 'start working'.

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