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    Is there any problem with this sentence?

    'Nursing care robots can help elderly patients to go out of bed and go into bed'.

    Is there any problem with this sentence?

    I'm not sure whether or not 'go out of bed' and 'go into bed' are correct in this context.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Is there any problem with this sentence?

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    'Get', not 'go':

    'Nursing care robots can help elderly patients get in and out of bed.'


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    Re: Is there any problem with this sentence?

    Mister Micawber. thank you for your response.
    I understand that 'get in and out of bed' is correct and 'go' is not correct.

    How about 'turn in' and 'turn out'?

    'Nursing care robots can help elderly patients turn in and turn out of bed.'

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    Re: Is there any problem with this sentence?

    "Go to bed" is a common English phrase, but it is probably not specific enough in the given context.

    Mr. Micawber's advice is just right. As for "turn in", it means the same thing as "go to bed", while "turn out" applies to a different situation altogether.


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