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    are these sentences correct?

    hi there. my post has been removed 2 times: I'd appreciate if you answer my question:

    When I say, 'I sleep at ten on weekdays' I mean that I go to sleep at 10 pm . whats wrong with this sentence???
    sb here said that its incorrect and I should say
    I sleep until ten on weekdays but I think both can be correct on its own context.

    moreover are these sentences correct:

    1- I made an apology( to or from) John
    2- I apologized John.
    3-
    I apologized to John.
    4- =Jim made a criticism
    5- Jim offered a
    criticism

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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    hi there. my post has been removed 2 times: I'd appreciate if you answer my question:

    When I say, 'I sleep at ten on weekdays' I mean that I go to sleep at 10 pm . whats wrong with this sentence???
    sb here said that its incorrect and I should say
    I sleep until ten on weekdays but I think both can be correct on its own context.

    Your posts are still on my server. Here is my response from yesterday
    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'.


    moreover are these sentences correct:

    1- I made an apology( to or from) John
    to is acceptable, but not from
    2- I apologized John.
    No
    3-
    I apologized to John. Yes, this is the way you should say it.
    4- Jim made a criticism
    Yes.
    5- Jim offered a
    criticism Yes.
    R.

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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    hi there. my post has been removed 2 times: I'd appreciate if you answer my question:

    When I say, 'I sleep at ten on weekdays' I mean that I go to sleep at 10 pm . whats wrong with this sentence???
    sb here said that its incorrect and I should say
    I sleep until ten on weekdays but I think both can be correct on its own context.

    moreover are these sentences correct:

    1- I made an apology( to or from) John
    2- I apologized John.
    3-
    I apologized to John.
    4- =Jim made a criticism
    5- Jim offered a
    criticism
    'I go to sleep at 10pm.' is correct. 'I sleep at ten on weekdays.' is not correct. 'In sleep until ten on weekdays.' is correct. It means that you go to sleep sometime before 10, and you wake up at 10.


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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'I go to sleep at 10pm.' is correct. 'I sleep at ten on weekdays.' is not correct. 'In sleep until ten on weekdays.' is correct. It means that you go to sleep sometime before 10, and you wake up at 10.

    hello, thank you very much for your useful reply. but I still have problem with this sentence:
    when I say I sleep at 10 pm on weekdays. I mean that I go to bed and sleep at 10 pm on weekdays.
    e.g., when sb asks what time do you sleep on weekdays?
    is it incorrect to say : I go to bed (or sleep) at 10.

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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    hello, thank you very much for your useful reply. but I still have problem with this sentence:
    when I say I sleep at 10 pm on weekdays. I mean that I go to bed and sleep at 10 pm on weekdays.
    e.g., when sb asks what time do you sleep on weekdays?
    is it incorrect to say : I go to bed (or sleep) at 10.
    It is correct to say 'I go to bed (or sleep) at 10.'


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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    hi there. my post has been removed 2 times: I'd appreciate if you answer my question:
    You give the same title to all your questions. Try giving them a unique title so we know they are new threads. Otherwise we may think it is the same question being asked more than once.


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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It is correct to say 'I go to bed (or sleep) at 10.'


    if it is correct to say 'I go to bed (or sleep) at 10, therefore, it will be correct to add weekdays and say It is correct to say 'I go to bed (or sleep) at 10 on weekdays. right?
    so whats wrong with the sentence

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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    if it is correct to say 'I go to bed (or sleep) at 10, therefore, it will be correct to add weekdays and say It is correct to say 'I go to bed (or sleep) at 10 on weekdays. right?
    so whats wrong with the sentence
    'I go to bed (or to sleep) at 10 on weekdays. This is correct, you can't omit 'to'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'I go to bed (or to sleep) at 10 on weekdays. This is correct, you can't omit 'to'.

    thank you very much. as far as I understood there is a difference between saying "I go to sleep at 10 on weekday" and "I sleep at 10 on weekday". moreover it's not correct to say "I sleep at 10 on weekday". right?
    using at is only possible in the case of the first sentence. i.e., "I go to sleep at 10 on weekday"
    In another way if we wanna use at we must use go, together with some verbs like sleep, and work. are there other verbs like these ones in English?

    I go to sleep at 10 on weekdays
    But
    I sleep until 10 on weekdays.
    I work until 2 on weekdays.
    But,
    I go to work at 8 on weekdays.

    Therefore, all the above ones should be correct. aren't they?

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    Re: are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by am-ta View Post
    thank you very much. as far as I understood there is a difference between saying "I go to sleep at 10 on weekday" and "I sleep at 10 on weekday". moreover it's not correct to say "I sleep at 10 on weekday". right?
    using at is only possible in the case of the first sentence. i.e., "I go to sleep at 10 on weekday"
    In another way if we wanna use at we must use go, together with some verbs like sleep, and work. are there other verbs like these ones in English?

    I go to sleep at 10 on weekdays
    But
    I sleep until 10 on weekdays.
    I work until 2 on weekdays.
    But,
    I go to work at 8 on weekdays.

    Therefore, all the above ones should be correct. aren't they?
    Yes, they are all correct.

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