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    Which ones are right? ... getting up from his bed/the bed/bed

    Hi teachers,
    Could you correct these sentences?
    He is getting up from his bed.
    He is getting up from the bed.
    He is getting up from bed.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Which ones are right? ... getting up from his bed/the bed/bed

    All are possible. The first two suggest that a man is rising from sitting/lying on a bed; the third suggests that he is ending his night's slumber to begin the day's activities. In the third, 'from bed' is unnecessary. '... getting out of bed' would be another way of saying this and, unlike 'getting up', is restricted to the brief activity mentioned; 'out of bed' is necessary.

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    Re: Which ones are right? ... getting up from his bed/the bed/bed

    Hi,
    Wow! Thank you for you reply. It's very clear. I'll tell my students exactly like that. If you have no problems with my plagiarism.

    L

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