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    #11

    Re: a verb for lifting up a person

    I had to take another look at that photo just to be sure. No. No twirling. They're an affectionate couple, and he's holding her in his arms. That's all we know for sure.
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    #12

    Re: a verb for lifting up a person

    Lift and move are two separate actions that need two separate verbs.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #13

    Re: a verb for lifting up a person

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Lift and move are two separate actions that need two separate verbs.
    What verbs can I use Charlie? Can you think of a colorful way to put it?

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    #14

    Re: a verb for lifting up a person

    He swept he up and swung her round.
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    #15

    Re: a verb for lifting up a person

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    He swept he up and swung her round.
    Thanks.

    How can I make this sentence a bit more affectionate and colorful?

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    #16

    Re: a verb for lifting up a person

    I assume you want him to be affectionate (not the sentence). Maybe he could tenderly kiss her as he holds her in his arms. (That would be safer for both of them.)
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