Re: "the" omitted - correct, but...
Originally Posted by joeoct
It's not correct, but not because of the "the."
I slept all day. I slept all night. I worked all afternoon. I did my taxes all morning. When we use "all" with a part of the day, we don't use "the."
The problem is that "to wake" is an action that happens in an instant. You don't "wake" all night.
I was awake all night.
I kept waking up over and over, all night.
I woke up repeatedly throughout the night.
But not: I woke all night.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.