later that night

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Junwei Guo, Feb 9, 2019 at 5:58 AM.

  1. Junwei Guo

    Junwei Guo Senior Member

    Taiwan
    Chinese
    Hi, everyone=)
    I came across a sentence in my textbook:
    "Last night, I watched a really interesting TV show with my parents before bed. The show was about yetis. I enjoyed it very much. But, later that night, I dreamed of a yeti. ......"

    What time does "later that night" refer to?
    Thanks in advance~
     
  2. elroy

    elroy Sharp-heeled Mod

    Chicago, IL
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    at a later time last night
     
  3. Junwei Guo

    Junwei Guo Senior Member

    Taiwan
    Chinese
    Thanks~
     
  4. kentix

    kentix Senior Member

    English - U.S.
    Because he was dreaming it had to be some time after he went to bed and some time before he got out of bed in the morning. We don't knew when exactly. Even if it was after midnight it's still considered part of that night when referring to sleep.
     

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