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The chopper was hovering over the hotel and scattering flowers on the guests.
Can someone please tell me if the above para sounds natural? Any alternatives for scatter? Does fly work in place of hover?
...or with scatter! If you wanted, you could paraphrase: 'the chopper was... blowing flowers all over the guests'. But I don't see why this could be regarded as 'an improvement'.
(Did the flowers start on the ground or in the helipcopter? In the latter case you could say '...raining down flowers on the guests' or even, with a bit of literary self-indulgence, 'showering the guest with petals, as if they were snow-flakes'.)