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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. The new shops are quite near.
1.2. The new shops are at hand.
2.1. The two contenders made progress of the same rate.
2.2. The two contenders went hand in hand.
3.1. These youngsters must be disciplined.
3.2. These youngsters must be taken in hand.
4.1. The two girls are very intimate.
4.2. The two girls are hand and glove.
5.1. The young champions obtained advantage over their elder competitors.
5.2. The young champions got the upper hand over their elder competitors.
6.1. Will you help me with my baggage?
6.2. Will you lend me a hand with my baggage?
Thank you for your efforts.
Thank you for your prompt reply as well as for your editorial work. As always your comments and corrections are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your well-founded corrections. Thank you also for your explanatory information.