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    "the dominant hand"

    They are less commonly made from porcelain, silver, ivory or jade. Chopsticks are held in the dominant hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food.
    Chopsticks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    How do I explain "the dominant hand" here, please? I think it means your hand at/in (I don't know which preposition is natural here) with which you eat. In other words, either your left or right hand. Your hand in which you control food. Thank you.

    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 19-Jan-2014 at 15:09. Reason: Using the appropriate preposition. Thanks, 5jj.

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    Re: "the dominant hand"

    Our dominant hand is the hand with which we are most skilful. Most people are right-handed - their right hand is the dominant one.

    Chinese people hold their chopsticks in their dominant hand. Britsh people hold their knife in their dominant hand and their fork in the other.

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