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'''Sleep''' is  a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep</ref>
 
'''Sleep''' is  a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep</ref>
 
  
 
It's important that you get enough sleep!
 
It's important that you get enough sleep!
  
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As a [[verb]], sleep is an [[irregular lexical verb]], specifically an [[irregular weak verb]] - it has the [[third person form]] "sleeps", the [[-ing form]] "sleeping", but an irregular [[preterite]] and [[past participle]] "slept".  Sleep is an [[intransitive verb]], so cannot take a direct object.
  
As a [[verb]], sleep is an irregular weak verb - it has the 3rd person form "sleeps", the -ing form "sleeping", but an irregular preterite and past participle "slept".  Sleep is an [[intransitive verb]], so cannot take a direct object.
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Note "to sleep late" means to get up late, not "to go to bed late"/"go to sleep late", as some students may think.
  
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"To sleep with someone" is a [[euphemism]] for [[having sex]], regardless of whether or not the individuals concerned did any pre- or post-coital sleeping.
  
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Latest revision as of 09:14, 13 May 2020

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.[1]

It's important that you get enough sleep!

As a verb, sleep is an irregular lexical verb, specifically an irregular weak verb - it has the third person form "sleeps", the -ing form "sleeping", but an irregular preterite and past participle "slept". Sleep is an intransitive verb, so cannot take a direct object.

Note "to sleep late" means to get up late, not "to go to bed late"/"go to sleep late", as some students may think.

"To sleep with someone" is a euphemism for having sex, regardless of whether or not the individuals concerned did any pre- or post-coital sleeping.