after a night's sleep/after sleeping for a night

lgr632525968

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Chinese
-I started to work out 3 months ago. During the summer vacation, I hit the gym every day.
-Every day? I think that is too much. At first, you must have been sore after a night's sleep/after sleeping for a night.

I wonder if it is correct to say after a night's sleep/after sleeping for a night here. Personally, I think it is a little weird but I still want to have your ideas.

Thank you.

Thank you.
 
  • Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    I think they both sound very strange.
    If you really want to express this idea, I suppose you could say something like:
    At first, you must have been sore even after a good night's sleep.
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    It's also not quite there ... like LH is trying to convey, you need to make it sound like it's a period of time. LH used "at first" to help convey this.

    You might say: You must have been sore at first when you woke up in the mornings. (plural "mornings" since you want it to mean many mornings)
     
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