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    #1

    hand something out - hand out something

    Hi, which of these sentences is ok?

    1) can you help me hand these sheets out?
    2) can you help me hand out these sheets?

    and then, what a teacher would say to one of his pupils in a situation like that? would the teacher use such a sentence like 1 or 2?

    Thanks Rip


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    Re: hand something out - hand out something

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, which of these sentences is ok?

    1) can you help me hand these sheets out?
    2) can you help me hand out these sheets?

    and then, what a teacher would say to one of his pupils in a situation like that? would the teacher use such a sentence like 1 or 2?

    Thanks Rip
    Hand out is a verb phrase; its object (in this case these sheets) can either be placed after, or in the middle of the phrase.

    It's entirely up to the speaker.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: hand something out - hand out something

    Yes, they are both fine - but note that if you uses a pronoun instead (these sheets = them) then it would need to be hand them out.

    Could you take these papers and hand them out, please?

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    Re: hand something out - hand out something

    Thanks. you are not a teacher but you have surely been a student like me,
    besides, as a native speaker, you could immagine what would sound good in order to convey a message; so please, I'll be grateful for suggestions..
    rip

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