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    Time to sleep/ Sleeping time

    Good night,

    I'd like to know about the usage of the terms "time to sleep" and "sleeping time". Are both of them correct forms? Do they have different meanings?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: Time to sleep/ Sleeping time

    Here are the one's that I am familiar with:

    It's time for bed.
    It's time to go to bed.
    It's bedtime.

    It's time to sleep.
    It's time to go to sleep.
    It's sleepy time.


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    Re: Time to sleep/ Sleeping time

    what about "sleeping time", what does it mean?

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    Re: Time to sleep/ Sleeping time

    It doesn't really have any meaning. I guess if you were writing out a schedule of activities for a multi-day event, someone might tell you to make sure you schedule sufficient "sleeping time" and didn't have events that go until midnight and start at 6 a.m., but there's no set meaning here.

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    Re: Time to sleep/ Sleeping time

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Here are the ones that I am familiar with:

    It's time for bed.
    It's time to go to bed.
    It's bedtime.

    It's time to sleep.
    It's time to go to sleep.
    It's sleepy time.


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