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Table setting for a casual dinner

1 Set your dinner plate in the center
2 The dinner fork goes directly to the left of the dinner plate.
3 Your salad fork goes to the left of the dinner fork
4  Place your napkin, folded into a rectangle, to the left of both forks. Alternatively, you could also place the napkin on top of the dinner plate.
5  Place your knife, blade facing inwards, to the right of the dinner plate.
6  The spoon goes to the right of the dinner knife.
7  The wine glass or water glass goes at the one o'clock position, with respect to the dinner plate.

Variation: If you're bringing food from the kitchen on the  individual dinner plates, leave an empty space for the plate in the setting, and place the folded napkin in the center.

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