go to sleep

When you're talking about sleeping, there are several stages:

  • When you're awake and then start sleeping, it's called "going to sleep".
  • After you have gone to sleep, we say that you "are asleep".
  • Then you "wake up".
  • Once you wake up, you "are awake".

There are other actions that have similar stages. For example, you "put on" clothes, then "wear" them, then "take them off".

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