spoon some detergent with a spoon

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  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, the repeated spoon sounds rather inelegant. If the emphasis is on the instrument to put in the detergent, I might say 'Use the spoon to put in some detergent'. If you don't want to emphasise what it used, 'Spoon in some detergent' is good.
     

    longxianchen

    Senior Member
    chinese
    I know it's wordy, but sometimes I just want my kids to know some words like "spoon" can be used both as a noun and a verb. That's my purpose.
     
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