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    #1

    at wielding a glove puppet

    Which of the following sentences is acceptable?

    1. We could try our hands at wielding a glove puppet.
    2. We could try our hands manipulating a glove puppet.
    3. We could try our hands with a glove puppet.
    Last edited by Ashiuhto; 23-Aug-2012 at 01:31. Reason: typo

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    Re: at wielding a glove puppet

    Hi,

    IMO, wield is not a valid option here.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: at wielding a glove puppet

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is acceptable?

    1. We could try our hands at wielding a glove puppet.
    2. We could try our hands manipulating a glove puppet.
    3. We cold try our hands with a glove puppet.
    'Wield' is possible, depending on the intended meaning. What's the context? What does it mean?

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    Re: at wielding a glove puppet

    The context is as written.

    All areas in the Puppetry Art Center are great. Among them, I love the Glove Puppet area the most because I’ve loved watching glove puppet shows since I was a child. In this area, I can try my hand with a glove puppet. Apart from this, the exhibition area throws/sheds light on the different forms of glove puppetry stages, the process of making puppet heads, their elaborately embroidered costumes, the instruments that are used backstage, and more. It leads me in an exploration of the world of puppets.

    The underlined part sentence, " I can try my hand with a glove puppet."

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    Re: at wielding a glove puppet

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    The context is as written.

    All areas in the Puppetry Art Center are great. Among them, I love the Glove Puppet area the most because I’ve loved watching glove puppet shows since I was a child. In this area, I can try my hand with a glove puppet. Apart from this, the exhibition area throws/sheds light on the different forms of glove puppetry stages, the process of making puppet heads, their elaborately embroidered costumes, the instruments that are used backstage, and more. It leads me in an exploration of the world of puppets.

    The underlined part sentence, " I can try my hand with a glove puppet."
    Then any of your suggested forms could be used. "Wielding" is often used this way, even though it's most often used for weapons or tools.

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