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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    sleep a deep sleep

    Is this correct and natural?

    I arrived home, exhausted. I slept a deep, dreamless sleep and woke up before dawn. The pinkish rays of sun were beginning to leak through the window when I went outside to buy freshly-baked bread. When I came back home, the curtains were drawn and there was a muddy footprint on the white sheets of my bed.

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    Re: sleep a deep sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this correct and natural?

    I arrived home, exhausted. I slept a deep, dreamless sleep and woke up before dawn. The pinkish rays of sun were beginning to leak through the window when I went outside to buy fresh bread. [We can assume it wasn't freshly fried, boiled, or barbecued.] When I came back home, the curtains were drawn and there was a muddy footprint on the white bedsheet.
    It's good. I wonder about leak. Other possibilities:

    - seep
    - stream
    - filter
    - shine

    Let's see what others think.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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