Lie awake or lay awake
Quote by C.S. Lewis: “I once read the sentence I lay awake all night...”
'Lay' Versus 'Lie'
Please explain lay and lie. I nursed laying down or I nursed lying down? I laid down to nurse or I would lie down to nurse the baby? Lay is transitive, meaning that it needs a direct object. If I rest horizontally on the bed, I am lying down; I lie on the bed, she lies on the bed, thou liest on the bed. If I set the baby down on the bed, I am laying the baby on the bed; I lay him on the bed, she lays him on the bed.
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In this post we cover the differences. Hope it helps to answer your questions. Lay principal parts: lay, laid, laid, laying means "to put" or "to place.