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We found the boy fast asleep.
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  • May 15th 2011, 13:31
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Sentence #247247

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We found the boy fast asleep.

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sacredceltic
May 15th 2011, 13:28
I don't understand this sentence. If we found a boy, how can we know he was "fast" asleep...

It's either:
"We found the boy asleep."
or
"The boy was fast asleep."

but the 2 are incompatible...
Zifre
May 15th 2011, 14:06
Do you understand what "fast asleep" means? The two are not incompatible.
sacredceltic
May 15th 2011, 14:08
>Do you understand what "fast asleep" means? The two are not incompatible.

How can you know he was "fast" asleep if you just "found" that boy asleep ?
sysko
Sep 20th 2011, 23:38
I'm not a native but I did learn that "fast asleep" is a set phrase to mean "totally asleep"
sacredceltic
Sep 21st 2011, 08:55
>I'm not a native but I did learn that "fast asleep" is a set phrase to mean "totally asleep"

Yes. I realised that, since.

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