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    Smile Paper fans have to be used by hand

    Is it correct to say, 'Paper fans have to be used by hand'? Your help is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Paper fans have to be used by hand

    It is, but it's a bit stilted and doesn't sound like a sentence people would use to me. Could you say something like 'Paper fans are hand-held'?

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