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    special tableware

    I posted the following sentences 3 days ago, but got no response. Are they natural English?

    Chopsticks are a special tableware which originated in ancient China about 4,000 years ago. The use of chopsticks has been a part of Chinese food culture. While chopsticks are ubiquitous utensils throughout much of Asia, many westerners are interested in but also puzzled about how to use it with facility.

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    Re: special tableware

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    I posted the following sentences 3 days ago, but got no response. Are they natural English?

    Chopsticks are special utensils which originated in ancient China about 4,000 years ago. The use of chopsticks has always been a part of Chinese food culture. While chopsticks are ubiquitous utensils throughout much of Asia, many Westerners are interested in, but also puzzled by, how to use them with facility.
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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Aug-2014 at 12:08. Reason: tiny typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: special tableware

    I agree with all Barb's corrections but I would change the final word of your piece to "ease". In BrE, we don't do something "with facility". We do it "with ease" or "easily".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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