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    go (to) sleep

    Hi there!

    Is it Okay to omit 'to' while talking about routine in the following sentence?

    ...and then I go sleep approximately at 11 pm.

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    #2

    Re: go (to) sleep

    No, it's not OK to omit 'to'.

    (Write OK or okay, not Okay or Ok.)

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    #3

    Re: go (to) sleep

    Why some verbs require 'to' after it? Is there any rule for it?

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    #4

    Re: go (to) sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    Why do some verbs require 'to' after them? Is there any rule about it?
    Please note my amendments to your post.

    There is no rule. 'Go' can also be followed by many other words.

    'Go away/back/forward/round/sideways.'

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    Re: go (to) sleep

    As Rover_KE has pointed out, there is no rule as such. However, some verbs can be followed by a full infinitive, others by a bare infinitive, and yet others by either.
    Are you aware of that, rock-onn?

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    Re: go (to) sleep

    I don't think 'to sleep' is a to- infinitive in the expression 'go to sleep'. I think it's a noun.

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    Re: go (to) sleep

    Oops!
    You're absolutely right, Piscean.
    Thanks for that.

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    Re: go (to) sleep

    I read the article below.

    http://www.englishgrammar.org/infinitive-3/

    So, I think 'to sleep' is infinitive and it is a noun for the verb 'go'.

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    #9

    Re: go (to) sleep

    In 'He went (to his room) (in order) to sleep', we have an infinitive. In 'He went to sleep', we do not. The meaning of the latter sentence is 'He was in a state of being awake and then moved/changed into a state of being asleep'. The state of being asleep is 'sleep'.

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    #10

    Re: go (to) sleep

    I wish to read more on it especially which mentions when it is not an infinitive. Do you have any link to share?

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