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Would any of these phrasal verbs seem odd to use in this context? Also, which one is the best option according to you?

  1. The bank robber handed the stroller back to the female hostage, who then crying picked up her baby and gave it a big hug.

  2. The bank robber gave the stroller back to the female hostage, who then crying picked up her baby and gave it a big hug.

  3. The bank robber returned the stroller to the female hostage, who then crying picked up her baby and gave it a big hug.

  4. The bank robber rolled the stroller back to the female hostage, who then crying picked up her baby and gave it a big hug.

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I think #3 is the best choice.s

#4 is a little odd.

In all 4, the phrase who then crying is odd and unnatural. When I read it, it makes me think the sentence was not written by a native speaker of English.

This is more natural. eg The bank robber returned the stroller to the female hostage, who started to cry, then then picked up her baby and gave it a big hug.