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    Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    In an imperative sentence, should I say: "Go sleep!" or "Go to sleep!"?

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Go to sleep.

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Go to sleep.
    "Go get the glass." or "Go and get the glass"?

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Quote Originally Posted by registered View Post
    "Go get the glass." or "Go and get the glass"?
    Go and get the glass.

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Go and get the glass.
    But why do people say "go get the ball"?

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    In colloquial language, people sometimes drop and.

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    I believe that "Go do your homework", "Go pick up the ball" etc are perfectly acceptable in AmE. In BrE, we always include the "and" after "go".

    "Go to sleep" does not fit the same pattern. However, you might hear "Go sleep" in AmE if it means "Leave the room and then go to your bedroom/tent/sofabed and go to sleep".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In colloquial language, people sometimes drop and.
    When I want to ask sb. to go to bed, why isn't it "go (and) sleep", but "go to sleep"?

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Because "Go to bed" and "Go to sleep" aren't the same thing.
    The first one means "Leave this room and go to your bedroom and get into bed".
    The second means "Sleep!" It can be said to someone who is already in bed. You can't say "Go to bed" to someone who is already in bed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Go sleep!or Go to sleep!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Because "Go to bed" and "Go to sleep" aren't the same thing.
    The first one means "Leave this room and go to your bedroom and get into bed".
    The second means "Sleep!" It can be said to someone who is already in bed. You can't say "Go to bed" to someone who is already in bed.
    Thanks!

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