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    about "fan"

    Dear teachers, The other day my son asked me to "fan" him to cool him down. It wasn't an electric fan, just a piece from a packaging box. How would you use the word "fan" in this situation? Thanks!

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    Re: about "fan"

    Hello,

    You have used the work correctly in the post to which I am replying. I have fanned myself and others with many pieces of cardboard over the years, lol. You can also write:

    My son told me to fan him with a piece of cardboard.

    In this thread, you are asking about how the word 'fan' can be used as a verb. Usually, it is a noun.

    We can have some fun with English if we compare that example with a similar example, which can be found when using the word bludgeon. Maybe it will be interesting for people to Google around about the way to use 'bludgeon' as a noun or as a verb.

    Lol, it is possible for your son to fan himself with a fan, and it is likewise possible for me to bludgeon myself with a bludgeon. That is a funny example.

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    #3

    Re: about "fan"

    You used the word correctly.

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    Re: about "fan"

    Doctor Document, please avoid chatspeak like 'lol'.

    We insist on stadard English here.

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