Help me with my sentence please.
I lie there, not taking my gaze away from the ceiling. Is this sentence and the use of the word gaze in it okay?
I agree with Patty but I do wonder about the verb tense. Unless you are writing a poem or some other literary text, shouldn't lie be in the past tense? I had to look it up because this is a particularly confusing grammar point, but the past tense of lie (in the sense of being down, or being or becoming horizontal) is lay.
Most people who look at the ceiling from a horizontal position, such as lying in bed, are thinking about other things. Unless there is\was something interesting up there, as Patty suggests, I would suggest the following:
I lay there, mindlessly staring at the ceiling.
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