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    #1

    Put it back.

    Put it back.
    Put back.

    When a children takes a pencil from somewhere, we asking him to put the pencil back to the place he tooks.
    Can we just say "put it back" or "put back"?

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    #2

    Re: Put it back.

    I wouldn't omit 'it' in this instance, mampwamp. Put it back is the right thing to say.

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    #3

    Re: Put it back.

    Quote Originally Posted by mampwamp View Post
    Put it back.
    Put back.

    When a children takes a pencil from somewhere, we asking him to put the pencil back to the place he tooks.
    Correction:

    When a child takes a pencil from somewhere, how do we tell him to put the pencil back in the place he took it from?

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    #4

    Re: Put it back.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    put the pencil back in the place he took it from
    May I simply say "put the pencil in situ"?

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    #5

    Re: Put it back.

    Not if you want to be understood by 90% of the population. It would be particularly silly to say that to a child.

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