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I have read this sentence but can not understand "a lot of sleep last night."

 I didn't get a lot of sleep last night.

Can any one explain about it ?

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Are there any particular parts about it that are questionable? 'Last' night? 'a lot'? 'get'? Otherwise this is a fairly basic grammar? What exactly is troubling about this sentence? –  Mitch Jul 18 '12 at 3:02
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The word "sleep" is also used as an Uncountable Noun, to express the number of hours of rest that you get.

"I didn't get a lot of sleep" equals:

"I didn't get enough sleep."

or

"I didn't get much sleep."

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It means the total number of hours you spent sleeping last night were few.

ie. you were awake most of the night.

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