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    raise one's hand to give something

    Dear Teacher,

    I want to ask,

    he raised his hand to give him tha paper/ check.

    (Did I use raise word here correctly or any other word suits here better.)
    please tell me other words too which can be used here, and other ways to say same thing.

    Thanks
    sandarcy

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    Re: raise one's hand to give something

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say.

    If he simply handed him the check, we don't usually talk about what the person did with his arms/hands. He handed him the check.

    You would only really say something about the physical motion if it was unusual in some way. I stretched up on my tiptoes, reaching my arms as high as they could go to slip the book back into place on the top shelf.

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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: raise one's hand to give something

    Thanks Barb_D

    I'm writing a short story and in a scene I'm to write that he is giving her a check but she holds his hand and starts crying, so I want to wirte,

    he raised his hand toward her to give her the check and she held the check with shaking hands and held his hand to and started crying and put her head on his hand.

    and I want to ask one more thing:
    he raised his hand toward sweet and stopped ‘why three types of sweets?’ (what can be used here in place of raised.) (sweets are placed on a table and he is sitting on a chair.)

    thanks.

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