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    Awake from a bad dream

    I awoke from a bad dream last night.
    I have awoken from a bad dream last night.
    I had awoken from a bad dream last night.

    İs "awake from a bad dream" regular English?

    And which tense should I use in that sentence?

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    #2

    Re: Awake from a bad dream

    The verb tense very much depends on context. Do you have some for us?

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    Re: Awake from a bad dream

    "To awake from a bad dream" is natural English. We also say "to be awoken by a bad dream".

    As Mike said, context dictates the right tense. Having said that, #2 doesn't work in any context (and I'm struggling to make #3 sound natural).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Awake from a bad dream

    Assume that I tell a friend what happened last night.

    -I had awoken from a bad dream and I went to kitchen to drink water and saw a stranger in my garden.

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    #5

    Re: Awake from a bad dream

    That's fine but your original sentence was "I had awoken from a bad dream last night". That doesn't work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Awake from a bad dream

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's fine but your original sentence was "I had awoken from a bad dream last night". That doesn't work.
    İf there is "last night" in sentence which tense should I use?

    I had awoken from a bad dream last night and I went to kitchen to drink water.

    Last night, I had awoken from a bad dream and I went to kitchen to drink water.

    I was awoken by a bad dream last night and I went to kitchen to drink water.

    Are they natural?
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    Re: Awake from a bad dream

    I awoke from a bad dream last night.
    I have awoken from a bad dream last night.
    I had awoken from a bad dream last night.


    Setting aside the grammar considerations, all three make it sound like you had a bad dream last night and then you awoke- probably in the morning. Nothing unusual about that.

    Better to change the word order and switch to the passive to make it more clear:

    Last night I was awakened by a bad dream. I went to the kitchen to drink some water and saw a stranger in my garden.

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