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Some research suggested that we should sleep seven hours per night. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleep-needs-get-the-sleep-you-need.htm

I have written some sentences in response to the above topic:

Sentence 1: I usually spend 12 hours at home.
Sentence 2: I sleep 7 hours, spend 1 hour on eating and bathing, and the housework and homework occupy the remaining 4 hours.

But I couldn't think of a better word to join the sentences together. I tried to join the two sentences together using among:

I usually spend 12 hours at home. Among the 12 hours, I sleep 7 hours, spend 1 hours on eating and bathing, and the housework and homework occupy the remaining 4 hours.

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    But the two sentences aren't joined together here. If you're looking for a better preposition than among, consider of: "Of the 12 hours, I sleep 7 hours, spend 1 hours on eating and bathing, and the housework and homework occupy the remaining 4 hours." That is idiomatic. Jul 13, 2017 at 6:51
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    A side note, we would normally say "I spend an hour eating and bathing" rather than on eating. on isn't ungrammatical, but with things you do directly (rather than do for yourself or to yourself), we don't use on. You might spend 15 minutes "on your hair".
    – TimR
    Jul 13, 2017 at 10:15
  • Thank you P.E.Dant and Tᴚoɯɐuo for the useful information!
    – kitty
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:29

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You could use a pronoun without any joining word:

I spend twelve hours at home—seven of them sleeping, one eating and bathing, and the rest on homework and housework.

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How about something like this...

I usually spend 12 hours at home out of which I sleep 7 hours, spend 1 hour on eating and bathing, and the housework and homework occupy the remaining 4 hours.

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I usually spend 12 hours at home. From these 12 hours, I sleep 7 hours, spend 1 hour on eating and bathing, and the housework and homework occupy the remaining 4 hours.

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This looks like a great opportunity to use one of my favorite grammatical tools: the mighty semicolon!

I usually spend 12 hours at home; 7 hours are spent sleeping, 1 hour eating and bathing, and housework and homework occupy the remaining 4 hours.

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  • Thank you Dan Henderson! Your answer is impressive but it is too new to me, I have not learnt this in school. I need some time to learn how to use it.
    – kitty
    Jul 14, 2017 at 6:50

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