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    all through/all long

    All through the night, though I laid on the bed, I couldn't sleep.
    All night long I can't sleep though I laid on the bed.

    The both sentences sounds the same meaning.
    Could you find any differences? If yes, please share with me.

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    Re: all through/all long

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    All through the night, though I laid on the bed, I couldn't sleep.
    All night long I can't sleep though I laid on the bed.

    The both sentences sounds the same meaning.
    Could you find any differences? If yes, please share with me.
    They are relative synonyms. I would rearrange them, though:
    Al/though I lay on the/my bed, I couldn`t sleep all through the night / all night/all night long.
    The verb "lie" is a confusable word when comparing it with "lay" or even with "lie to smb."

    to lie[intransitive verb] -lay- lain = recline
    to lay [transitive verb] - laid - laid = put
    to lie to smb. -lied -lied [regular verb] = tell a lie; not to tell the truth

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