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    sulk

    A child was asking for milk. The milk wasn't given right away. When the milk was finally given, the child didn't want it anymore and started to cry and throw things.

    Do we say:
    The child sulked because his milk wasn't given right away.
    The child is sulking because his milk wasn't given right away.

    Or do we just say:
    The child became upset because his milk wasn't given right away.

    Would pout be a better word?

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    Re: sulk

    Sulked is perfect but the second part could be improved: The child sulked because he didn't get his milk right away.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: sulk

    Crying and throwing things constitute a more violent reaction than sulking or pouting.

    'Little Roger threw a tantrum because he didn't get his milk right away.'

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