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how to use awake and wake up in a sentence?
Jan 30, 2012 2:59 PM
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Ryan's answer is a very good, complete answer. "awake" used to be used by English speakers, but now we use "wake up". I think "awake" may still be used in British English. What time do you awake each day? What time do you wake up each day? Both sentences mean the same thing.
January 31, 2012
Awake is opposite of being asleep. So you would use it when you want to express that. "She was kept awake for most of the night by the buzzing of a mosquito in her ear." Wake up is an action. "Paul, you should wake up now, it is already 9 am, you are late for work."
January 30, 2012
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