Is it right to say I watched the leaves swinging in the wind. or I watched the leaves shaking in the wind. I myself prefer to say the former one. But how about the latter one. Is it right to say in that way. And what's the difference between swing and shake exactly?
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Swinging is a regular movement, and the connotation is a motion like a pendulum or a playground swing. Shaking is a more stochastic and higher frequency movement.