Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes

The expression put to sleep and put to bed are often misused by the non-native speakers. When you want to send your children to bed (to sleep), you say “I put them to bed.”

Put to sleep = to give lethal injection in order to kill someone as in death penalty or sick animals.

• We had to put our dog to sleep because it was very sick.

Send (someone) = to permit or enable to attend a term or session

• I sent my daughter to college.

So, don’t you ever say “I put my children to sleep” anymore, because people might think you’re a psycho! 😀

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