You look sleepy. No, I'm not sleepy.
Are you sure? You look really tired
He's nodded off.
Huh, what happened? You nodded off.
I nodded off?
OK. I'm gonna get a coffee.
Dylan - yeah? - Do you want anything from the cafe? - no - OK, see you in a bit yeah
Rob. Rob! Thanks Dylan. Sorry, I must have nodded off again.
So there were some examples of the phrasal verb 'to nod off'. So, let's
talk about it. Well let's first talk about the meaning of the original
verb without the particle 'to nod'. To nod means to make your head go up and down
as a way of saying 'yes'. You knew that right Dylan? And 'to nod off' means to go
to sleep unintentionally. To go to sleep without planning to go to sleep, and we
can see why 'nod' is used in this phrasal verb, because if you nod off, sometimes
you go like this
Rob you know I wasn't asleep that time as though just an example. You see how you
nod your head a few times before you nod off?
yes this phrasal verb isintransitive, which means it does not have an object.
so there are a few
synonyms (words with the same meaning) which are also phrasal verbs we've got
'to doze off' and 'to drift off', and both of those also mean to go to sleep
unintentionally. Wait! Don't go yet as a homework I'd like you to write in the
comments below an example of when you nodded off. And, if you enjoyed this
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I'm going to go to bed