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wear ..... put sth on ?!

Saudi Arabia

wear ..... put sth on ?!
Can you expalin the difference between these 2 verbs: wear ..... put sth on ?!???
Do they have the same meaning ???
I looke the words up in the dictionary. But I still didn t get them :(
Thanks a lot in advance.

24 Sep 2012      

United Kingdom

Put something on - is the action of, well, putting an item of clothing on. 

Wear something is ongoing, descriptive. 

e.g, Put your jumper on! , what s she doing? She s putting her jumper on - she s IN THE ACT of it. 
What s she wearing? - it s already on, and the emphasis is on the item of clothing.

I m sure you ll get a better reply than this!

24 Sep 2012     



To wear: to have as ornament or protection (as clothes, shoes, etc.)

To put something on: to clothe or cover oneself with.

To put something on refers to the act; to wear refers to the result: the clothes someone has on.

When a person is getting ready for a party s/he puts clothes or shoes on; from that moment on s/he wears the clothes s/he puts on.

Have a nice day!

Zailda Coirano

24 Sep 2012     


Picture 1: I m putting it on!
Picture 2: I m wearing it!
Greetings from Greece,

24 Sep 2012     

Saudi Arabia

Thanks a lot all.
Really you re helpful.

24 Sep 2012     

United States

Three great explanations.

24 Sep 2012