Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Dawood Usmani's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 603
    #1

    Question Is this correct?

    I'm sure of the accuracy of the sentence " I was sound asleep." but can we say I was having sound sleep?


    Thanks
    Dawood

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 4,146
    #2

    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    I'm sure of the accuracy of the sentence " I was sound asleep." but can we say I was having sound sleep?


    Thanks
    Dawood
    I was having a sound sleep.

  2. Dawood Usmani's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 603
    #3

    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I was having a sound sleep.
    Isn't sleep an uncountable noun?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 4,146
    #4

    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Isn't sleep an uncountable noun?
    No, it can be counted and you need "a" there.

  3. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #5

    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Isn't sleep an uncountable noun?
    It can be either.
    "I had a sound sleep last night".
    "I got some sound sleep over the weekend".
    "Everyone needs sound sleep for good health".

    All of these are good sentences.
    'A sleep' is one period of continuous sleep. So using "a" would be better in your case but, at least in AusE, "I was having sound sleep" is a little odd, but not wrong.

Similar Threads

  1. Is this sentence correct?
    By snade17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-Mar-2009, 00:12
  2. Correct mistakes in passage
    By Wai_Wai in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2008, 08:27
  3. Is this sentence correct?
    By tchandok in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2007, 16:24
  4. Correct / wrong...
    By tangelatm in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2006, 22:09
  5. Which sentence is correct? (plz help)
    By juliana0403 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Aug-2006, 21:24

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •