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Hi

Is the red part natural English? Any suggestions please?

(At the dining table...)

As she picked the rice on her spoon, a strong feeling overwhelmed her, causing severe nausea. She remembered how her little daughter (now dead) could not pick her food on the spoon.

Thanks,

Tom

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Mr. TomIs the red part natural English?

No. You can use "pick at" which means play with the food, or manipulating it, not interested in eating it.


As she picked at the rice on her plate with her spoon, moving it into a little pile and then flattening it.

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Mr. TomIs the red part natural English?

No. You can't pick anything on a spoon.

Mr. TomAny suggestions please?

I can't tell what you meant to say, so no suggestions, only guesses.

As she picked the rice up on her spoon

As she picked up the rice with her spoon

As she picked at the rice with her spoon

As she brought the spoonful of rice to her mouth

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