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Handing down all her clothes? #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 24, 2010 20:33 pm   Handing down all her clothes?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", question 8

She ......... down all of her clothes to her little sister.

(a) gives
(b) puts
(c) hands
(d) drops

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", answer 8

She hands down all of her clothes to her little sister.

Correct answer: (c) hands

Your answer was: incorrect
She puts down all of her clothes to her little sister.
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why the answer came like that ? what is the logic behind that ?
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Handing down all her clothes? #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 24, 2010 21:23 pm   Handing down all her clothes?
 

When you hand something down, you pass something onto another person - something that was used by the original owner and is now being offered to someone else.
It's a common expression and often used when people are talking about handing clothes etc. down to a younger sibling/cousin etc.
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Handing down all her clothes? #3 (permalink) Wed Jun 29, 2011 17:35 pm   Handing down all her clothes?
 

thanks Linda. Your explanations so easy to understand.
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Handing down all her clothes? #4 (permalink) Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:00 am   Handing down all her clothes?
 

yes, that is very easy to understand. Thank you.
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Handing down all her clothes? #5 (permalink) Fri Mar 30, 2012 13:41 pm   Handing down all her clothes?
 

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Handing down all her clothes? #6 (permalink) Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:40 pm   Handing down all her clothes?
 

Thanks.Easiest way of explanation
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