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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Talking Have you been sleeping......

    Hi everyone, Suppose, my friend asks me "Have you been sleeping? I have been ringing the bell for the last twenty minutes."

    Can I reply "yeah i've been sleeping. I am very tired"
    Last edited by subhajit123; 01-Aug-2017 at 08:40.

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    Re: Have you been sleeping......

    Were you asleep would make a better question to me.

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    Re: Have you been sleeping......

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Were you asleep would make a better question to me.
    Thank you! But is my question incorrect?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Aug-2017 at 13:05. Reason: Deleting superfluous exclamation marks.

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    Re: Have you been sleeping......

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No, but it's not what most native speakers would say.
    Thanks I got it. "Were you asleep? I have been ringing the bell for the last twenty minutes" is what most native speakers would say.
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    Re: Have you been sleeping......

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Thanks I got it. "Were you asleep? I have been ringing the bell for the last twenty minutes" is what most native speakers will would say.
    See above.
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