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Meaning of slumber #1 (permalink) Sun Feb 19, 2006 17:09 pm   Meaning of slumber
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Sleep Expressions", question 8

My daughter is having a ......... party tonight at our house.

(a) night
(b) sleepy
(c) snooze
(d) slumber

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Sleep Expressions", answer 8

My daughter is having a slumber party tonight at our house.

Correct answer: (d) slumber

Your answer was: incorrect
My daughter is having a night party tonight at our house.
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what is the meaning of "SLUMBER"?

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Slumber #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 19, 2006 19:01 pm   Slumber
 

Hello Bittu,

‘Slumber’ means ‘sleep’.

A slumber party, also called a pyjama party or a sleepover, is usually a children’s or teenagers’ (girls only or boys only) gathering to spend the night in one of their homes. The idea is to wear pyjamas and, depending on their age, play games or just talk, for example. It’s great fun for children, since they are ever so fond of staying at a friend’s house or inviting their best friend/s to stay overnight.
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Meaning of slumber #3 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 14:13 pm   Meaning of slumber
 

shouldn't it be the expression of time: tonight, at the end of the sentence:
My daughter is having a slumber party at our house tonight.?
or both sentences are acceptable?
because time goes after place in my grammar book,
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Meaning of slumber #4 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 20:44 pm   Meaning of slumber
 

Both placements are widely acceptable, but your version is the better of the two.
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Meaning of slumber #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:04 am   Meaning of slumber
 

Thank you very much B., so why we can also put time before a place?
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Meaning of slumber #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:55 am   Meaning of slumber
 

Because people do it regularly it has become generally accepted. Grammatically it's not correct, but on a day-to-day basis native English speakers don't think about everything in terms of grammar the way that learners do.
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