Originally Posted by I like EnglishHi
Here is my question:
1. Put the shoes on/put on the shoes-- When we used a noun, say shoes, we have two choices. One it to put the "noun" between the verb and proposition; the other is to put the "noun" after the proposition.
2. Put it on--When we used a pronoun we have only one choice That is to put the "pronoun" between the verb and proposition.
My question is why we can not put the pronoun (it) after a proposition?
Most transitive phrasal verbs are separable, which means that noun objects can go after the particle (look up a word) or between the verb and the particle (look a word up). If the direct object is a pronoun, it must go between the verb and the particle. This is a rule which must be followed.