I'm not a qualified teacher.Dear teachers,
Would you be kind enough verify the remaking of the following six sentenes, using different collocations with the verb “hand” instead of the italicized words and phrases?
1.1. You will have to deliver the tickets yourself.
1.2. You will have to hand out the tickets yourself.
"Deliver" seems to imply that the tickets will travel a greater distance. For instance, mail is delivered.
"Hand out" - to me - suggests the tickets won't travel quite so far. It perhaps suggests that someone is walking around a room and passing the tickets to individuals.
2.1. Pass the mustard, please.
2.2. Hand over the mustard, please.
"Hand over" isn't a very polite request. It would be used in a more authoritarian tone. It is more of a demand than a request. There are exceptions; however while eating, "hand over" isn't a very appropriate way to request the mustard.
"Could you please hand me the mustard" sounds more polite.
3.1. We have inherited it from our fathers.
3.2. It was handed down from our father.
These seem similar in meaning.
4.1. Will you give me some more nails? I can’t get down every other minute.
4.2. Will you hand up some more nails? I can’t get down every other minute.
These also seem fine.
5.1. You seem to be good at knitting.
5.2. You seem to have a light hand at knitting.
I'm not sure about this one.
6.1. He helped the girl into the taxi.
6.2. He handed the girl into the taxi.
I think "handed" is okay here.
Thank you for your efforts.
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