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    Usage of spin

    The kid was spinning around me.

    Can someone please tell me if the above sentence sounds natural? Can turn/go/whirl/circle be used in place of spin?

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    Re: Usage of spin

    It sounds strange to me- what exactly was the kid doing?

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    Re: Usage of spin

    The kid was revolving around him(say, his father).

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    Re: Usage of spin

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    The kid was spinning around me.

    Can someone please tell me if the above sentence sounds natural? Can turn/go/whirl/circle be used in place of spin?
    Whirling would be clearer, although I believe I would understand you when you say spinning. Turning might work, but it is less clear and indicates a slower motion. Going doesn't indicate any spinning action at all.

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