Learn English – lie awake or stay awake?


Soon, we will lie awake to talking and laughing until the sunrise

Soon, we will stay awake for talking and laughing until sunrise

Best Answer

"Lie awake" has the connotation of attempting to sleep, but failing.

"Stay awake" implies that being awake is the plan.

However, if your goal is to communicate a great time, I would use something like this:

Soon, we will stay up all night, talking and laughing until dawn

This has the connotation, at least in U.S. English, of a fun time. Stay awake is close in strict meaning, but the cultural implications are less fun. It's not wrong, per se, just not as strong.

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