good morning teacher... I wanna ask you a question about pregmatics and how it influence our speech.Our professor in Saudi Arabia said once that if someone says:"I sleep all the time ,doctor" ,it is nonsnse,meaningless or false.My question is ,is it true that we cosider it false or we may understand something from it?
Hello Nasser, welcome to UsingEnglish!
I hesitate to disagree with your professor; but if someone says to me "I sleep all the time", I interpret it as "I sleep a great deal".
It's a very common exaggeration; cf.
1. My girlfriend is always talking about chocolate.
If I say this to you, you know that it isn't literally true (for instance, there must at least be pauses while she eats the chocolate).