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    Question help

    Is it the correct sentence?
    'Get her wear the garland.'
    If not then what is the usual way to say?

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    Get her to wear the garland.
    The means that someone must convince (or force?) her to wear it.

    Is that what you meant?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Get her to wear the garland.
    The means that someone must convince (or force?) her to wear it.

    Is that what you meant?
    I mean that if i am going to wear garland to someone then what should be the sentence?

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    I mean that if i am going to wear garland to someone then what should be the sentence?

    The part in bold is not grammatical and I can't understand what you mean for it to say. Can you try to use other words to say it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I mean that if i am going to wear garland to someone then what should be the sentence?

    The part in bold is not grammatical and I can't understand what you mean for it to say. Can you try to use other words to say it?
    One person is going to put garland on other person's neck.

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    Put the garland on her.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Put the garland on her.
    OK, if the garland is replaced by other things such as shoes,glasses or jacket then??

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    Are you dressing someone who is not capable of dressing herself?

    Put her shoes on her.
    Put her jacket on her.

    This implies a baby or perhaps someone paralyzed who needs someone else to dress them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are you dressing someone who is not capable of dressing herself?

    Put her shoes on her.
    Put her jacket on her.

    This implies a baby or perhaps someone paralyzed who needs someone else to dress them.
    just wanted to know how to say..

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