Put it on Put the shose on

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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?

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Yun Ju
 
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I like English said:
Hi

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?

Thanks:)

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.
:)

Yun Ju
 

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Susie Smith said:
I like English said:
Hi

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?

Thanks:)

check out http://www.onestopenglish.com/News/Magazine/Vocab/phrasal_verbs.htm#What is a Phrasal Verb?


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.
:)

Yun Ju
 

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I like English said:
Hi

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?

Thanks:)

Yun Ju

It's a rule. That's all there is too it. Most rules in languages are arbitrary. The answer to 'why' is often 'because English speakers do'. ;-)
 
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