"Slept in" is usually intentional; "overslept" is usually accidental.
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What are the difference between "slept in" and "overslept? Which one is more common to use in everyday English? Thanks.
Last edited by bhaisahab; 20-Aug-2014 at 08:37.
Mike said 'usually', not 'always'.
There is some crossover.
Please correct the information in your profile, fdzone10.
Again, as Mike said, 'overslept' is more common in that situation.
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."
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".