hibernating sleep or hibernation sleep

Yogafrau

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Spring would soon be here and he would wake from his hibernating sleep.

Is it hibernating sleep or hibernation sleep?
 
  • Dimcl

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    Canadian English
    Spring would soon be here and he would wake from his hibernating sleep.

    Is it hibernating sleep or hibernation sleep?
    In your sentence, it would be correct to say "hibernating".

    Having said that, I will say that I would not use either phrase but, rather, I would say:

    "Spring would soon be here and he would wake from his hibernation"
     

    Old Novice

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    USA, English
    Spring would soon be here and he would wake from his hibernating sleep.

    Is it hibernating sleep or hibernation sleep?
    I think most often you'd just say "from hibernation." Since "hibernation" involves a deep sleep, the word "sleep" itself is not needed.

    Edit: and since "he" is waking, "his" is not needed, either.
     

    mrbilal87

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    English (NAmE)
    Hi,

    I would just say hibernation without the sleep.

    Spring would soon be here and he would wake from (his) hibernation.

    Cheers!
     
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