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    Smile Why donít we take turn sleeping

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    5 of them are sleeping in the mountain.

    A: I heard that there are lots of wild animalsÖ Iím a bit afraid to be attacked by them.

    B: Me either, even though we have wood fire, I donít think it will do.
    ⓐWhy donít we take turn sleeping every one hour?
    ⓑWhy donít we sleep round off every one hour?

    A: Why donít you sand up all the night for us? You are the only boy here.


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    Re: Why donít we take turn sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    Five of them are sleeping in the mountain.

    A: I heard that there are lots of wild animals… I’m a bit afraid to be attacked by them.
    I am a bit afraid that we might be attacked by them.


    B: Me either, even though we have wood fire, I don’t think it will do.
    So am I; even though we have campfire and so the chances are slim.
    ⓐWhy don’t we take turn sleeping every one hour?
    ⓑWhy don’t we sleep round off every one hour?

    Why do we not maintain constant vigilance against them in one-hour sessions, one at a time, in turn?
    I am not sure this sentence is the most effective and concise way of saying what you mean.


    A: Why don’t you stayand up all the night for us? You are the only boy here.


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    Re: Why donít we take turn sleeping

    Thanks for your help

    Sorry but the sectence you gave me is a bit difficult to understand for me. hehe~ sorry~
    " Why do we not maintain constant vigilance against them in one-hour sessions, one at a time, in turn?"

    What I want to say is..
    " why don't we take turns? You watch out animals for one hour and then you watch out for one hour and then you... kind of rotating... while the one watch out animimals the others can sleep"

    So, I'm talking with them.. "Hey, why don't we take turn watching out?"
    or "Hey, why don't we take turn sleeping?"
    I think this sentence still has problem... hehe~

    Help me please~ teach me simple one please~

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    Exclamation Re: Why donít we take turn sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Thanks for your help

    Sorry but the sectence you gave me is a bit difficult to understand for me. hehe~ sorry~
    " Why do we not maintain constant vigilance against them in one-hour sessions, one at a time, in turn?"

    What I want to say is..
    " why don't we take turns? You watch out animals for one hour and then you watch out for one hour and then you... kind of rotating... while the one watch out animimals the others can sleep"

    So, I'm talking with them.. "Hey, why don't we take turn watching out?"
    or "Hey, why don't we take turn sleeping?"
    I think this sentence still has problem... hehe~

    Help me please~ teach me simple one please~
    5 of them are sleeping in the mountain.

    A: I have heard that there are lots of wild animalsÖ naturally Iím scared of being attacked by them.

    B: I donít feel safe, even though we have wood fire.
    One way is; for every one to sleep for one hour by turn. This way the place is rounded up throughout the night by rotation.
    A: Alternately, here is a boy who can remain awake and keep vigil all the night for us?


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    Re: Why donít we take turn sleeping

    Thanks for the edition

    I would like to make sure that if I understood correctly...

    Can I say...

    A: How do you do such a tough things by yourself for 10 hours?
    B: Oh, actually there are five more,
    so we do this by turn every 2hours.
    so we do this by rotation every 2hours.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    A: How was your camping? Were not there many wild animals?
    B: Yes man, so we slept by trun.
    Yes man, so we slept by rotation.

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    Exclamation Re: Why donít we take turn sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Thanks for the edition

    I would like to make sure that if I understood correctly...

    Can I say...

    A: How do you do such a tough thing (s by) yourself single handedly for 10 hours?
    B: Oh, actually we are five. ( more,)
    so each one do this by turn every 2hours.
    so each one do this by rotation every 2hours.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    A: How was your camping? Were not there many wild animals?
    B: Yes man, so we had to sleep by trun.
    Yes man, so we slept by rotation.
    skp
    Last edited by sarat_106; 09-Feb-2009 at 16:08.

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