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    HELP ME PLEASE

    Can you please tell me that what does this sentence mean.?

    "He woke up early on the bed."
    make no sense to me. even if it does, I am confused.

    urgent please, help me.

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    #2

    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    Not sure what it is you don't understand.

    He woke up early.
    He was on the bed when he woke up.

    Why the author found it necessary to mention that he was on the bed when he woke up is a puzzle that could only be solved with some context. Sounds as if there's something significant about that bed.

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    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    Oh thanks, but is it necessary that something should be significant about that bed. after all, he/she had to be on something before he/she awakes.

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    #4

    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    The writer thinks it's worth mentioning, so it probably has some meaning - the bed as opposed to the sofa, for example - but that would only be clearer in the wider context.

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    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    Quote Originally Posted by AMK-future writer View Post
    Oh thanks, but is it necessary that something should be significant about that bed. after all, he/she had to be on something before he/she awakes.
    AND, you've completely missed the point.

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    #6

    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    A question would be whether this passage was written by a native speaker.
    "In bed" is quite normal. (Perhaps he fell asleep on the couch, but he woke up in bed. Hmm. Someone must have moved him. Or, perhaps he is a sleep walker.)

    "On the bed" is different. On top of it, not under the covers, as you normally sleep. Which bed? We don't know without context. A bed mentioned previously.

    However, if it wasn't written by a native speaker, perhaps "on the bed" was simply an attempt to mean "in bed."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    And, can you tell me that am I a native speaker (or rather writer) or not?

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    Re: HELP ME PLEASE

    Quote Originally Posted by AMK-future writer View Post
    And, can you tell me that am I a native speaker (or rather writer) or not?
    This sentence is not one a native speaker would normally say. It would be more like:

    And, can you tell me that am I if I'm a native speaker (or rather writer) or not?

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