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sleep late vs go to bed late Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:51:25 PM
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Where I live, "sleep late" means 'go to bed late?

Do native speakers use "sleep late" with the same meaning?

Thanks!
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:36:15 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Where I live, "sleep late" means 'go to bed late?

Do native speakers use "sleep late" with the same meaning?

Thanks!


No to sleep late means to stay in bed longer than normal morning.
tautophile
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:49:53 PM
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Sarrriesfan is right: "sleep late" means "sleep late[r than usual]". If, for example, you normally get up a 0630 ["AM in the morning", as some people re-redundantly put it] on weekdays, so that you have time to wash up, have some breakfast, and get to work by 8 o'clock in the morning, you probably will want to "sleep late" on weekends, and not get up until nearly 9 AM.

If, on most weeknights, you go to bed by, say, 10:30 PM (2230 hours), but on Friday and Saturday nights you don't go to bed until midnight or later, you would say that you "go to bed late [or later] on weekends". You could also say that you "go to sleep late[r]" on weekends. But "going to sleep late" is not the same as "sleeping late".
sureshot
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021 12:19:53 AM
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Note the first word "sleep" in the expression "sleep late". It implies the action of "sleeping". When you say "sleep late", "sleep" denotes the action of "sleeping" and it extends to beyond the usual time of your sleeping hours. When you say "go to bed late", it implies that the action of going to bed" is later than your usual time of "going to bed". You really do not know when you started sleeping. So you say "go to bed".

The two expressions convey different meanings as already mentioned in the earlier posts.
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