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Fall asleep - slumber? #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 07, 2006 15:05 pm   Fall asleep - slumber?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #122 "Sleep Expressions", question 3

Janine! Where were you? I've been looking all over for you. Sorry, mom! I was reading a book by the tree over the lake, fell ......... and lost track of the time.

(a) sleep
(b) sleepy
(c) asleep
(d) slept

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Sleep Expressions", answer 3

Janine! Where were you? I've been looking all over for you. Sorry, mom! I was reading a book by the tree over the lake, fell asleep and lost track of the time.

Correct answer: (c) asleep
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I couldn't help dozing off a few times,please explain the meaning of this sentence.and the word slumber.give some more examples of sentences by using slumber word,
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Sleep #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 07, 2006 19:53 pm   Sleep
 

Hi,

Your question:

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I couldn't help dozing off a few times,please explain the meaning of this sentence.and the word slumber.give some more examples of sentences by using slumber word,
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This means; I couldn't stop myself from falling asleep/having a short sleep every few minutes.

Slumber as verb and noun is sleep peacefully/a peaceful sleep often used of babies sleeping.

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Fall asleep - slumber? #3 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:59 pm   Fall asleep - slumber?
 

I've been looking all over for you= I've been looking everywhere for you?
all over= everywhere?

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Fall asleep - slumber? #4 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 13:30 pm   Fall asleep - slumber?
 

Yes.

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