Posted by Word Camel on October 14, 2004
In Reply to: Asleep posted by SR on October 14, 2004
: Which is preferred?
: She was fast asleep!
: She was sound asleep!
: We have divided opinions here and would appreciate any and all input.
I hadn't thought of this before but I think, "fast asleep" is that she's fully asleep.
"Sound asleep" implies she's in a deep sleep.
The difference if there is any is very slight so I'd think either way of saying it would do.