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    Is this sentence proper?

    Hello Everyone,

    Is the sentence proper?

    My father is asleep. He fell aseep just now.

    Thanks and Best Regards.
    Last edited by sky753; 01-Jul-2007 at 08:03.


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    Re: Is this sentence proper?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Is the sentence proper?

    My father is asleep. He fell aseep just now.

    Thanks and Best Regards.
    correct.

    He fell asleep just now. -- AmE
    He has fallen... --BrE

    Heavily asleep or sound asleep, or deeply asleep, or...


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    Re: Is this sentence proper?

    We use "He fell asleep just now" as well.

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    Re: Is this sentence proper?

    Thank you for your replies,

    A junior high school student asked me whether the sentence posted is right.
    I was told by her that her English teacher think the sentence should be "Dad is sleeping. He fell asleep just now."

    I hope you can give comments on it


    Thanks and Best Regards


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    #5

    Re: Is this sentence proper?

    Dad is sleeping & Dad is asleep

    Different objects of emphasis: the former is on ongoing action and the latter is on a state.

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