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    take vs. hold hand

    I am telling my kid,
    1) When you cross the street, you need to 'hold' my hand.
    2) When you cross the street, you need to 'take' my hand.
    Are they both correct? If so, which one is more common?

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    Re: take vs. hold hand

    In this context, I'd probably prefer #1, although #2 isn't wrong.

    I would probably reserve the phrase 'take my hand' for an imperative. "Take my hand before crossing the street." If I'm just giving the child some general reminders, I'd probably say "Any time we cross the street, you need to hold my hand."

    However, that's just my preference, not an absolute and others' opinions may vary. I would have no problem with somebody saying either choice.
    Last edited by Skrej; 09-Jul-2015 at 19:21. Reason: typo

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