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    #11

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Out of curiosity, why didn't you just bring that up in a follow-up post in this thread, rather than going over to WR?
    Because I thought that my question could irritate Sneymarin.
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    #12

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by YAMATO2201 View Post
    Because I thought that my question could irritate Sneymarin.
    There is no reason for me to get irritated. If your friend would have been correct, I would have only benefitted from learning that I should use "out of" instead of "from". We're all here to learn after all.
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    #13

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneymarin View Post
    There is no reason for me to get irritated. If your friend would have been correct, I would have only benefitted from learning that I should use "out of" instead of "from". We're all here to learn after all.
    Thank you very much, Sneymarin.

    After my friend's suggestion, I went to COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English) and saw the following sentence:

    One night in the wee hours of the morning, she woke up out of her sleep and left her and Compton's bedroom to go to
    (emphasis mine)
    This sentence motivated me to ask my question.
    Last edited by YAMATO2201; 10-Feb-2020 at 13:34. Reason: fixing typo
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    #14

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Abe: You sound sleepy.
    Barbara: I just woke up.

    Other than a coma, the only thing we wake up from is sleep.

    If it's a story, chances are the context would tell us the person had been sleeping. (Maybe that writer was getting paid by the word.)
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