I would like to know what is the most correct sentence to describe what the monkey is doing in the image below:
Is it correct to say it is "whacking with a piece of wood"? Or "beating with", "striking with" a piece of wood?
I'd use hitting too- whacking doesn't work as well here where it is using the wood as a tool, not striking it more randomly.
Additionally, is it always necessary to include the object which is being hit after the verb "hitting"? I mean:
It is hitting a stone with a piece of wood
Or can I just say
It is hitting with a piece of wood.
Say a stone- it's the object of the verb.
Got it! Thank you!
By the way, it's not a monkey it's an ape.