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    preposition.

    I was sleeping that time. or I was sleeping at that time.

    I am wondering which one is correct expression. I'd appreciate if some tells me.


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    Re: preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I was sleeping that time. or I was sleeping at that time.

    I am wondering which one is correct expression. I'd appreciate if some tells me.
    It's likely that a speaker would mean "I was sleeping at that time".

    "sleeping at that time" - At that specific time of day

    "sleeping that time" - This refers to a specific event or a specific instance.

    I didn't answer your call because I was sleeping at that time. You called at two AM on Tuesday!

    I should've answered that inquiry immediately. Now my competition might get this account. I sure was sleeping that time. My only chance now might be to come in at a lower price.

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