“What time did you sleep last night?”
Help me solve a linguistic mystery. Does that question sound right to you?
I grew up in New England, and when I go to sleep at 10pm, that’s how I say it: “I went to sleep at 10 last night.” Sleep, as a verb, only describes the action over a time span, as in, “I slept for a full 8 hours.”
But in the years that I’ve lived on the west coast of the US, I’ve heard many people…