move the nuts around


Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin
Some nuts were on the floor. My baby sat on the floor, and moved her hand among these nuts, pushing(or sliding) these nuts here and there, I mean to move these nuts with a brushing movement.

I wanted to stop her, can I say "stop moving these nuts around" or "stop moving around these nuts" ?

I need a verb to describe this brushing movement of the hand.

  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    "stop moving these nuts around" :thumbsup:
    "stop moving around these nuts" means that she is moving and the nuts are not.

    PS, we'd be more likely to say "those"