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Kids wet their beds. So can't it be:

He peed his bed.

Or

He peed in his bed.

What sounds right:#1 or #2? It occurred to me because it's said 'he peed his pants.'

  • Can someone answer it? – It's about English Feb 9 at 14:45
  • I'm quite sure there's a typo in the title of your question and you had meant to say bed wetting, not bet wetting. – Jason Bassford Feb 9 at 18:16
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Here's my opinion: without the preposition "in", it needs to be an accident and a place where a pee-accident would commonly happen.

"He peed his pants." "He peed his shorts." "He peed himself." "He peed on himself." "He peed his bed." "He peed in his bed"

All sound OK.

"The poor man was incontinent and accidentally peed his wife's knitting." -- No

S/B: "... peed on the knitting."

"Benny, did you pee my shoes again? You bad dog!" -- No

S/B: "... peed in, or on, the shoes."

The word "peed" is so informal, in some situations it's not even polite to say it. So if you are using it, as long as people can understand you, they probably won't take offense at your prepositions.

  • So the ones you marked with : No ,. Can't they be used? @Lorel C."The poor man was incontinent and accidentally peed his wife's knitting." -- No. Benny, did you pee my shoes again? You bad dog!" -- No – It's about English Feb 9 at 15:38
  • So can't "prepositions" be dropped in your example sentences too? @Lorel C. – It's about English Feb 9 at 15:40
  • And can't it be:he peed in his pants. – It's about English Feb 9 at 15:41
  • @It'saboutEnglish , I think it's ok to say "in" with "pants", but it sounds more common without the "in". I'm not sure on that one. – Lorel C. Feb 9 at 15:48
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    @It'saboutEnglish, Myself, I think they ("knitting" and "shoes" examples) both sound strange, but this particular question probably depends on personal preference and maybe even the region where you live. I wonder if it is ever mentioned in grammar books. – Lorel C. Feb 9 at 15:52

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