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How does someone handle that tool the right way?

In what manner does a person utilize that instrument properly?


This is an example where two sentences have the same meaning. The first one is Germanic influenced and the second one Latin influenced. My question now is, can both versions always be used interchangeably or are there situations where one or the other may be more suitable?
 

emsr2d2

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I can't think of any natural situation in which a native speaker would say "In what manner does a person utilise that instrument properly?"
 

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How about: what is the proper way of using the tool?
 

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How does someone handle that tool the right way?

I would more likely say

How does someone use that tool in the right way?


 

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The first one is Germanic influenced and the second one Latin influenced.

If you want to look at the differences between the two, you should try focusing on minimal differences.
 

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Shorter versions could be "What's the correct way to use that tool?", or "How do you that tool correctly?".

You might also hear 'right' substituted for 'correct'.
 

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Skrej's versions are much more natural than any of the others previously suggested.
 
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