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    Distribute and Hand out

    Can you help me diffrentiate "Distribute" and "Hand out"
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    Re: Distribute and Hand out

    Welcome to the forum, anthanh.

    Quote Originally Posted by anthanh View Post
    Can you help me differentiate between "distribute" and "hand out"?
    In the context of giving people leaflets or exam papers there's no difference.

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    Re: Distribute and Hand out

    Quote Originally Posted by anthanh View Post
    Can you help me diffrentiate "Distribute" and "Hand out"
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    As always, context is crucial. Sometimes they can be used interchangeably and sometimes they can't. Why don't you post some sentences using them and we'll see if you've grasped any differences?

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    Re: Distribute and Hand out

    in this sentence: "The government has called in the army to the affected area, and they are... food to the people who have managed to get away from the flood by moving to higher ground". The answer is "handing out", why not choose "distributing"

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    Re: Distribute and Hand out

    Quote Originally Posted by anthanh View Post
    in this sentence: "The government has called in the army to the affected area, and they are... food to the people who have managed to get away from the flood by moving to higher ground". The answer is "handing out", why not choose "distributing"
    You'd have to ask the writer of that sentence. Both words are possible here.

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