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Hi everyone, Suppose, my friend asks me "Have you been sleeping? I have been ringing the bell for the last twenty minutes."

Can I reply "yeah i've been sleeping. I am very tired"
 
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Were you asleep would make a better question to me.
 

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No, but it's not what most native speakers would say.

Thanks I got it. "Were you asleep? I have been ringing the bell for the last twenty minutes" is what most native speakers would say.
 
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Thanks I got it. "Were you asleep? I have been ringing the bell for the last twenty minutes" is what most native speakers [strike]will[/strike] would say.
See above.
 
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