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    We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Hello,
    What is the meaning of "following sentence"?
    Mother:Yes, she (her child) does have trouble sleeping.We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    That means: she used to have a daytime nap. Now she does not have the trouble any more?
    but why her mother said she has trouble sleeping.?
    Thanks.

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    What is the source of your quotation?

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the source of your quotation?
    Cambridge Vocabulary for IELTS

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Seemingly, the child does not sleep easily. Most children have a nap in the afternoons. However, this child does not fall asleep easily so the mother has given up trying to get her to have a short sleep in the afternoons.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Seemingly, the child does not sleep easily. Most children have a nap in the afternoons. However, this child does not fall asleep easily so the mother has given up trying to get her to have a short sleep in the afternoons.
    Did you mean her mother prevent her child from having nap during afternoon?

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    No. That's not what I said. The child does not sleep well. I am sure the mother would be very happy if the child fell asleep in the afternoons. However, I would assume that the mother/parents used to try to encourage the child to sleep in the afternoons but the child didn't sleep, so the parents have now simply stopped trying. That's not the same as prevention.
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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Did you mean her mother prevent her child from having nap during afternoon?
    Why would that be in the parents' interests?

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why would that be in the parents' interests?
    Because by depriving her of a daytime nap, she will more tired at night time, and will sleep better then. I think the original is open to that interpretation. I have to say that I find it difficult to be sure what it means.

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. That's not what I said. The child does not sleep well. I am sure the mother would be very happy if the child fell asleep in the afternoons. However, I would assume that the mother/parents used to try to encourage the child to sleep in the afternoons but the child didn't sleep, so the parents have now simply stopped trying. That's not the same as prevention.
    Thanks a lot
    But I think because If the baby fall sleep during afternoon then the baby might be awake during the night and her/his parents have to stay up during the night . So they don't like the baby fall sleep during afternoon.
    The full sentence is :
    Mother:We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!
    Director:That's good to know.I'll make a note of that.she can just have some quite time while the others are resting if she like !

    and you said:
    the mother has given up trying to get her to have a short sleep in the afternoons.

    I am really confused.
    Last edited by nininaz; 30-Jun-2014 at 21:33.

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    Re: We gave up her daytime nap a long time ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Because by depriving her of a daytime nap, she will more tired at night time, and will sleep better then. I think the original is open to that interpretation. I have to say that I find it difficult to be sure what it means.
    I have the same idea as you said by depriving her of a daytime nap, she will more tired at night time and actually her mother said:she does have trouble sleeping.That means she still have the problem

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