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    Default Helping a child with clothes

    Hello,
    Let's say I'm helping a child with his clothes and I want to tell him during this process which piece of clothes I am helping him with.
    My problem is this: If I tell him that "I will put on your trousers" suggest that I will wear his trousers.
    The "I will put your trousers on you" seems better to me but this sentence looks a little bit long.
    What is the most 'English-like' approach?
    Thank you for your answer.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: Helping a child with clothes

    "Here are your trousers. Let's put them on."

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    Default Re: Helping a child with clothes

    It would be common for speakers of my dialect to say to a child, "Let's put on your trousers." The word "let's" (let us) tells the child that this is an activity we will be doing together.

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    Yes, Anglika, great minds do think alike.

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    Deedy deedy!

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