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    #1

    The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    Why are you lurching?
    Because I'm sleepy.

    Correct the word "lurching"
    if it is wrong in this question?

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    #2

    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    In what context did you encounter this conversational exchange?

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    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In what context did you encounter this conversational exchange?

    I don't have any context, I just want to know
    the right "word" that I can use instead of lurching if it is wrong.
    Because I forget the meaning of the expression of
    shaking before sleeping or after someone
    rolls around himself for few minutes.

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    #4

    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    Is it better to say:

    Why are you shaking?
    I'm shaking because I'm sleepy.

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    #5

    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    Hello.

    I think it's quite natural to say "I'm shaking/trembling because I'm cold.", but I don't think people would shake with sleepiness.
    Sleepiness would make people lean backwards or forwards.

    Are you talking about this kind of movement:
    ??? - YouTube

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    #6

    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    Quote Originally Posted by love-you-mom View Post
    I don't have any context, I just want to know
    the right "word" that I can use instead of lurching if it is wrong.
    Because I forget the meaning of the expression of
    shaking before sleeping or after someone
    rolls around himself for few minutes.
    I would not use "lurch" for that meaning. Possibilities include twitch, jerk, nod. People can make those movements as they are falling to sleep.

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    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    If I constantly lurched before falling asleep, I would go to the doctor. There is one phenomenon which I suppose you could use - sometimes, in the last couple of seconds before you fall asleep, you have a strange feeling as if you are falling. Your whole body jerks with the shock and you might be able to say you suddenly lurched, but I would say "jump".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The case before sleeping: is it called lurching?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I constantly lurched before falling asleep, I would go to the doctor. There is one phenomenon which I suppose you could use - sometimes, in the last couple of seconds before you fall asleep, you have a strange feeling as if you are falling. Your whole body jerks with the shock and you might be able to say you suddenly lurched, but I would say "jump".
    Yes, jerking works.

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