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I think it's good to learn prepositions side by side/hand in hand besides learning phrasal verbs.

I am doing my job here and side by side/hand in hand working on this forum.

Please correct my sentences and also choose the more correct option.
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Hi,

I think it's good to learn prepositions side by side/hand in hand besides learning phrasal verbs.

I am doing my job here and side by side/hand in hand working on this forum.

Please correct my sentences and also choose the more correct option.

i think it's good to learn prepositions hand in hand with learning phrasal verbs.

This still seems awkward, because both of these expressions work better in a context with two people. (Consider the expression 'hand in hand'. People have hands, things don't have hands.)

I prefer something like I think it's good to learn prepositions at the same time as phrasal verbs.

I am doing my job here and side by side/hand in hand working on this forum.

This does not work because there are not two people, and even the two 'things' don't seem closely enough asssociated.

Maybe I am doing my job here and working on this forum at the same time.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you Clive very much.

Could you give me a few simple examples of "side by side/hand in hand"?
side by side
a) next to each other:
We walked along the beach, side by side.
b) if people work side by side, they work together to achieve something

hand in hand
a) (go) hand in hand if two things go hand in hand, they are closely connected:
Wealth and power go hand in hand in most societies.
(go) hand in hand with
They say that genius often goes hand in hand with madness.
b) if two people walk, stand etc hand in hand, they walk, stand etc while they are holding each other's hand:
They walked hand in hand in silence up the path.
Thank you Dominik. Really it's a nice explanation. Could you give me the source?
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