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    After a traffic accident, Peter suffered from bad sleep

    It bothers me not to know what preposition to use with "wake up." Is it correct to use "to"? Would you please correct my mistakes?

    After a traffic accident, Peter suffered from bad sleep. He would wake up to the faintest sound, like the creaking of the floor and stairs, and was unable to sleep again.

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    Re: After a traffic accident, Peter suffered from bad sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    It bothers me not to know what preposition to use with "wake up." Is it correct to use "to"? Would you please correct my mistakes?

    After a traffic accident, Peter suffered from bad sleep slept badly/started to sleep badly. He would wake up to at the faintest sound, like the creaking of the floor and stairs, and was would be unable to go/get back to sleep. again.
    See above.

    If you "wake up to" something, it means that you only noticed it when you woke up.
    "I woke up to the sound of rain on the rooftops and knew the picnic I had planned would be cancelled."
    "We woke up to four feet of fresh snow."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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