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    #1

    has on?

    In AE, which one is correct or more natural to the ear:

    Tom has on the hat.

    OR

    Tom has the hat on.

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    #2

    Re: has on?

    The latter.
    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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    #3

    Re: has on?

    Is the first sentence grammatically correct?

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    #4

    Re: has on?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenisgood View Post
    Is the first sentence grammatically correct?
    Grammatically, yes, although the definite article sounds very unnatural. You might hear "Jane has on a dress by Gucci, a hat by Bleiber and shoes by Jimmy Choo". There, "has on" replaces "is wearing".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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