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    Slept in VS Overslept

    Hi all,

    What are the difference between "slept in" and "overslept? Which one is more common to use in everyday English? Thanks.

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    "Slept in" is usually intentional; "overslept" is usually accidental.

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Slept in" is usually intentional; "overslept" is usually accidental.
    But in the movie Home Alone 1990, "slept in" is accidentally, not intentionally, she said "We slept in", please advise!
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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Mike said 'usually', not 'always'.

    There is some crossover.

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Please correct the information in your profile, fdzone10.

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Mike said 'usually', not 'always'.

    There is some crossover.
    I see. But in everyday English, which one is more common to be used "overslept" or "slept in" if we were in the situation like the movie Home Alone?

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Again, as Mike said, 'overslept' is more common in that situation.

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Regardless of the situation in Home Alone, I would not use the informal "slept in" in any situation. If it were planned, I'd say "slept late;" if it were unplanned, I'd say "overslept."

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Thank you all. Can I say that it would be improper use of "slept in" in Home Alone? They should say "overslept" or "slept late".

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    Re: Slept in VS Overslept

    Quote Originally Posted by fdzone10 View Post
    Thank you all. Can I say that it was an improper use of "slept in" in Home Alone? She should have said "overslept" [Yes.] or "slept late." [No!]
    The family obviously overslept. When she said "slept in," it was a poor word choice, but we all knew what she meant. Not a big deal!

    As everyone above has said, oversleeping is a problem. Sleeping in and sleeping late mean the same thing: the ultimate luxury.

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