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put or send

Postby Hung Tao » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:43 pm

Please tell me which word I should use in the following sentence, PUT or SEND:
Boring movies often SEND OR PUT me to sleep.
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Re: put or send

Postby Josef » Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:21 pm

Hung Tao wrote:Please tell me which word I should use in the following sentence, PUT or SEND:
Boring movies often SEND OR PUT me to sleep.


send someone to sleep = make someone sleep through boredom

put someone to sleep = make someone unconscious with drugs or an anaesthetic

put an animal to sleep = kill an animal painlessly

Your sentence would be:

Boring movies often send me to sleep. :r:
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