I slept like at 4 a.m. or something.
Does it mean I was in the middle of sleeping at the time, or I began to sleep at the time, or I woke up at 4.a.m?
Thanks in advance~^^
This sentence means nothing. Could you please supply some background? Where did you hear this sentence? Who said it and in what context was the conversation taking place?
The use of "like" in your third and fourth sentences is terrible slang and should absolutely not be used. In the first and second sentences, like is being used to mean "in the same manner as" and is correct.
If we remove "like" from your fourth sentence, we then have "I slept at 4 a.m. or something" which still is far from idiomatic. If the meaning is as Paxal thinks, a native-speaker would almost invariably say "I went to sleep at about 4 A.M." or "I fell asleep at about 4 A.M." or "I finally slept at about 4 A.M."
"I slept at 4 A.M. or something" sounds awkward to me.
We can't read the (sometimes "alleged") minds of authors, and it seems to be an invitation for that accursed "speculation."I am wondering if the author thinks it makes things easier for children to understand?