Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 5,021
    #1

    Children put on their bags and girls hang their purses.

    Children put on their school bags.

    Girls hang their purses on their shoulders.

    Please check.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,764
    #2

    Re: Children put on their bags and girls hang their purses.

    The children pick up their school bags.
    The children put their school bags on their shoulders.
    The children put their school backpacks on their backs.

    Both girls and women use purses (handbags in the UK) but they don't always hang on a shoulder. Google "clutch purse" and "clutch bag".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 5,021
    #3

    Re: Children put on their bags and girls hang their purses.

    A child put on his school bag on his back and went to school.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,764
    #4

    Re: Children put on their bags and girls hang their purses.

    "Put on" doesn't work there. We don't "put on" a bag. We put on clothes and shoes.

    A/The child put his school bag on his back and went to school.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 5,021
    #5

    Re: Children put on their bags and girls hang their purses.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Put on" doesn't work there. We don't "put on" a bag. We put on clothes and shoes.

    A/The child put his school bag on his back and went to school.
    Okay, "Put on" and "Put something on" both have different meaning.

    I can say "I put my brace on" but I can't say "I put on my brace". Am I correct?

  6. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,764
    #6

    Re: Children put on their bags and girls hang their purses.

    No, that's not what I said. If you include "his back", you have to put "on" directly before it.

    I put my brace on.
    I put on my brace.
    I put my brace on my back.
    I put on my brace my back.
    I put on my brace on my back.

    He put his bag on his back.
    He put on his bag his back.
    He put on his bag on his back.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Feb-2014, 15:34
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Feb-2011, 13:56
  3. The bag for children to put books and stationary in?
    By sky753 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2009, 08:01

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •