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    We hand it over to you at home to decide

    Hello all forum users!

    Does "We hand it over to you at home to decide" mean "We leave it to you at home to decide" or "It is now your turn at home to decide"?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: We hand it over to you at home to decide

    It could mean either one.

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    #3

    Re: We hand it over to you at home to decide

    It sounds like a TV presentation.

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    Re: We hand it over to you at home to decide

    It's ambiguous for me. If it was part of a TV presentation, it would mean "We have given you all the information. Now we are handing over to you, in the comfort of your own home, to decide what to do (whether to buy it or not)". If it was part of a printed advert or even a live offer on your doorstep, it could mean "We bring the product to your house and we leave it there for a little while so that you can decide whether to buy it or not".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We hand it over to you at home to decide

    Here is the deal. Each of our guests this morning has 30 seconds to argue their point of view. Then we hand it over to you at home to decide who was most convincing. The topic we're discussing is Technology has made our lives much better. Arguing for this is Alice. Alice, are you ready?

    It's from BBC Lerning English.

    [PDF]The Great Debate; BBC Learning English

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    Re: We hand it over to you at home to decide

    In that case, I agree with post #2 - it could mean either one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We hand it over to you at home to decide

    Why not present the whole context at the beginning? Your method is vexatious. It wastes peoples' time.

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