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Could you tell me if this sounds right?

Do you know how to work the projector?

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Hi Zara, welcome to EL&U. I'm afraid proof reading questions are off topic, as stated in the FAQ. –  Matt Эллен Nov 25 '11 at 20:34
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Zara, if you want to improve this question, please edit it and ask about what specifically bothers you about that sentence. Please be aware that we expect people to look words up in the dictionary first, in case you are wondering about various uses of the word "work". –  Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Nov 25 '11 at 20:41
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I'll learn to work the saxophone/I'll play just what I feel [Steely Dan, Deacon Blues]

Certainly. From M-W:

work, noun. 4 : to set or keep in motion, operation, or activity [work cattle in a roundup] : cause to operate or produce [a pump worked by hand] [work a quarry] [work farmland]

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