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Which of these sentences are correct?

    1. I saw an asleep person.
    1. I saw some asleep people.
    1. I saw some asleep persons.
    1. I saw some people asleep.

This is a question in my English book that I couldn't get my head around it, it would be great if someone could give me an answer with an explanation.

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"asleep is not used before a noun"

http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/asleep

(4) is correct; the others need sleeping instead.

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