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    When they have to hand it in.

    What's the meaning of hand it in?
    For example: Most students have internet access at home and the school has a website where parents can see what homework their children have and when they have to hand it in.

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    Re: When they have to hand it in.

    It's an idiom that means give it (to the teacher).

    To hand something to someone is literally to pass it from your hand to another person's hand. In school, we say hand in when we give a paper assignment to a teacher.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: When they have to hand it in.

    "Hand it in" means "submit it" often these days.

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