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    get the jar and pour the crumbs into your mouth

    Little Johnny was at a table eating cookies from a jar. After finishing off the last piece, he saw that there are a lot of cookie crumbs at the bottom of the jar, so he started to get them with his hands.

    Those crumbs would be difficult to get by hand. You can just get the jar and pour them into your mouth. - Does this sound natural?
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    Re: get the jar and pour the crumbs into your mouth

    It is a dangerous thing to encourage a child to do: he may inhale them and choke.

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    Re: get the jar and pour the crumbs into your mouth

    Safety considerations aside, your sentence sounds OK although I'd probably say "The crumbs would/will be difficult to get out with your hand".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: get the jar and pour the crumbs into your mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It is a dangerous thing to encourage a child to do: he may inhale them and choke.
    He could pour them into his hand and then eat them, avoiding this risk.

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    Re: get the jar and pour the crumbs into your mouth

    Oh, I'm sure there's a health and safety person somewhere currently jumping up and down in horror at the idea of any small child being allowed to eat (and therefore potentially inhale) crumbs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: get the jar and pour the crumbs into your mouth

    Not round my way, thankfully.

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