Go to bed

kibubu

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Hi guys,
are there any differences between go to bed, go to the bed, go to sleep, go sleep and go sleeping? Are any of this incorrect?
Thanks for reply!
 

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Welcome to the forum, kibubu.

[STRIKE] Hi guys,[/STRIKE] Unnecessary. Just go ahead and ask your question.

Are there any differences between "Go to bed", "Go to the bed", "Go to sleep", "Go sleep" and "Go sleeping"?

Are any of [STRIKE]this[/STRIKE] these incorrect?
Only "Go to bed" and "Go to sleep" are correct.

You can send somebody to bed but you can't make them go to sleep—short of anaesthetising them.

Start every sentence (and quoted sentence) with a capital letter.
 
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As Rover_KE says, we use only


  • go to bed
  • go to sleep

We also commonly use

  • get to sleep
  • fall asleep

All four of these verb structures have different uses.
 

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I often go to bed but don't go to sleep.
 

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Sometimes I go to sleep without going to bed. Once I fell asleep waiting for a light to turn green. The car behind me honked and woke me up. The jerk.
 

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Are any of this incorrect?

You may be able to make contexts for some of the others, but without special contexts, they won't work.
 
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