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# Usage: sleeping/asleep

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25 Dec 2005, 20:26
Which is the correct sentence? Please explain.

a) She is still sleeping.
b) She is still asleep.

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25 Dec 2005, 21:51
b14kumar wrote:
Which is the correct sentence? Please explain.

a) She is still sleeping.
b) She is still asleep.

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Brajesh

I think either one is fine but generally

Sleeping: a verb; describing an action (e.g. She has been sleeping for 5 hours now)

Asleep: an adverb; or describing the state of sleeping (e.g. She is sound asleep. Asleep here is an adverb modifying the adj. 'sound')
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26 Dec 2005, 03:09
Consequently following TeHCM's explanation.

She is asleep.

She is still sleeping.
26 Dec 2005, 03:09
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