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    When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but when I saw him in the party he was wearing clothes, dentures, brace and shoes.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    Grammatically, they're fine. Logically, they're not. When are you ever going to need to say this to someone? Why would you first meet someone while they're getting dressed? Would you have expected him to be naked at the party? If you saw him getting dressed and putting those other things on before the party, why would you be surprised to find him wearing them at the party (the "but" indicates a level of surprise)?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes...
    ... and falling over!


    ps. Unless he had taken to wearing his dentures as an alternative to a hat, he was probably putting them in.

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    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Grammatically, they're fine. Logically, they're not. When are you ever going to need to say this to someone? Why would you first meet someone while they're getting dressed? Would you have expected him to be naked at the party? If you saw him getting dressed and putting those other things on before the party, why would you be surprised to find him wearing them at the party (the "but" indicates a level of surprise)?
    I just wanted to make you understand what I wanted to say. I wanted to know whether "wear" can be used for these things or not that is why I used this situation here.

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    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    Yes, you can wear clothes, dentures, a brace and shoes.

    There was no reason to make such a convoluted long (and illogical) sentence in order to ask that. Why didn't you just ask "Is this sentence correct? 'When I saw Tom at the party, he was wearing clothes, dentures, braces and shoes'? Is my use of 'wearing' correct?"
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    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    When I met Tom, he was ... at the party, he was ...
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    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, you can wear clothes, dentures, a brace and shoes.

    There was no reason to make such a convoluted long (and illogical) sentence in order to ask that. Why didn't you just ask "Is this sentence correct? 'When I saw Tom at the party, he was wearing clothes, dentures, braces and shoes'? Is my use of 'wearing' correct?"
    Because I also wanted to note the difference between "put on" and "wear".

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    Re: When I met Tom he was putting on his clothes, dentures, brace and shoes but

    In that case, you could have posted this:

    Have I used "putting on" and "wearing" correctly in these two sentences?
    I saw Tom putting on his clothes, brace and shoes.
    At the party, Tom was wearing [his] clothes, brace and shoes.

    You have a habit of making your posts and questions much more complicated than they need to be.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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