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    Untaught88 is offline Senior Member
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    Put your phone aside

    Hi,

    Is "Put your phone aside and try to sleep" correct?

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    Re: Put your phone aside

    I would use "away" in that sentence.

    Put away your phone, and try to (get some) sleep!

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    Re: Put your phone aside

    Why did you use a comma before "and"? Can you please explain it?

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    Re: Put your phone aside

    They're two independent imperative clauses.

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    Re: Put your phone aside

    I'd use "Put your phone away" (different word order from teechar) but that's just personal preference.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Put your phone aside

    You could also tell the person to put their phone down.

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