posted by rfvv
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:00am.
He is going to sleep.
Does this sentence mean #1 or #2?
1.He is sleeping.
2. He is going (to his room) so that he may sleep.
English - PsyDAG, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:44am
English - Reed, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:28pm
It might also mean that he has already gone to bed but is not yet asleep. Of the choices you list, the second is best.
Thank you for your help.
3. He went to sleep a while ago.
(Does this mean that he was sleeping and he is sleeping? Or does this mean that he went to his room to sleep....and we don't know whether he is sleeping or not?)
It probably means he's still sleeping.