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    #1

    go bed/go to bed

    A mother gives a command to her kid to go to sleep since it is time to sleep.

    Go bed.
    Go to bed.

    I guess, 'Go bed' is the right one.

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    #2

    Re: go bed/go to bed

    No.

    'Go bed' is not an accepted expression. The mother would say "Go to sleep".

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    Re: go bed/go to bed

    A mother can command her child to go to bed, but can only encourage the child to go to sleep — with a story, a lullaby, soothing words etc.

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    Re: go bed/go to bed

    If the child is too old to need a lullaby or a bedtime story, and is in a room other than his/her bedroom at the appointed bedtime, the parent (not just the mother) would say "Go to bed" or "It's time to go to bed".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: go bed/go to bed

    I do hear to dropped in the UK with some younger speakers in some phrases - go toilet - but it's not standard by any means yet.

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    #6

    Re: go bed/go to bed

    But go bed from a child means go to bed, not go to sleep​, I think.

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    #7

    Re: go bed/go to bed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I do hear to dropped in the UK with some younger speakers in some phrases - go toilet - but it's not standard by any means yet.
    Speech is always in a chaning process, but this process is really not a fine one. Sounds even weird to me as a non native.

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