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    We take a blanket while sleeping.

    Is it correct to say the following?

    1) We take a blanket while sleeping.

    2) We cover ourself with a blanket while sleeping.

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    Re: We take a blanket while sleeping.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it correct to say the following?

    1) We take a blanket while sleeping.

    2) We cover ourself with a blanket while sleeping.
    1. No. You could only take a blanket while you're asleep if you're sleepwalking.
    2. If, while you are asleep, you pull a blanket over yourself, yes.

    I think what you're trying to say is "We sleep under a blanket".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: We take a blanket while sleeping.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1. No. You could only take a blanket while you're asleep if you're sleepwalking.
    2. If, while you are asleep, you pull a blanket over yourself, yes.

    I think what you're trying to say is "We sleep under a blanket".
    I don't understand your first suggestion.

    Do I need to say "I need a blanket because I might cover myself with it while sleeping"?

    If we are just under a blanket or quilt then do we need to say "We need a blanket to sit under while chit chating"?

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    Re: We take a blanket while sleeping.

    In this context, take means "bring". You take/bring something with you when you're going somewhere. It's the wrong verb to use in your sentence.

    You could possibly say you need a blanket to sit under while chit-chatting.

    This discussion has gone on long enough. Thread closed.
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