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    handed over

    (a) They handed over the boy to the police.
    (b) They handed the boy over to the police.

    Are both sentences correct?

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    #2

    Re: handed over

    Yes, though the second is easier to say aloud.

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    #3

    Re: handed over

    , and if you make 'the boy' into 'him', the a order is wrong:

    They handed him over to the police

    but

    They handed over him to the police

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    #4

    Re: handed over

    That's interesting.

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