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    #1

    I just woke up of a nap

    Hello, I was chatting in a discord server when someone wrote "I just woke up of a nap." I decided to correct him and wrote that he should have said "I have just woken up from a nap", to which a native speaker said that it would be better to say "I just woke up from a nap" because it sounded more natural. I would like to hear your opinions on which sentence is more correct and sounds natural.

    Thank you for your time.
    Last edited by Sneymarin; 08-Feb-2020 at 22:25.
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    #2

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    They both work, but I've would be more natural than the un-contracted form.
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    #3

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    I'm with the "native speaker".

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    #4

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    This native speaker would probably use the past simple: I just woke up from a nap.
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    #5

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    This native speaker would probably use the past simple: I just woke up from a nap.
    I've probably said just that.
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    #6

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    I'd use the present perfect there too. I know there's a BrE/AmE difference in the use of the present perfect versus the past simple.

    BrE = This is the best pizza I've ever eaten.
    AmE = This is the best pizza I ever ate.

    (Note that I have made a generalisation. I'm sure there are some AmE speakers who would use the same tense as BrE speakers.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    BrE = This is the best pizza I've ever eaten.
    AmE = This is the best pizza I ever ate.

    (Note that I have made a generalisation. I'm sure there are some AmE speakers who would use the same tense as BrE speakers.)
    Only the present perfect works for me there, but I'm pretty sure many Americans would use the past simple.
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    #8

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    By a strange coincidence, this question was also asked here, shortly after you'd received GS's reply.

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    #9

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    By a strange coincidence, this question was also asked here, shortly after you'd received GS's reply.
    Not a strange coincidence. After I had read post #1, I asked one of my friends, whose English is better than mine, about the OP's example. She said that "out of" was better than "from". This is why I asked at the WR forum.
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    #10

    Re: I just woke up of a nap

    If your friend thinks that "I just woke up out of a nap" is good English, perhaps she should join the forum too.

    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?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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