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    Synonym of top and bottom

    The child tried to mimic his father. So, he held the hammer from the bottom to hit a nail, but when he saw it was heavy, he held it near to the top.
    Can I say ''he took the hammer close to the the base of a handle to hit a nail, but when he saw it was heavy he took it closer to head''.

    Could you please tell me which words better describe top or bottom of a hammer?

    Thank you for taking the time answering my question.

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    Re: Synonym of top and bottom

    base of the handle and closer to the head sound OK to me, but I would use held rather than took.

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