• Put On – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is Put On.

    Infinitive form: Put On

    Present Tense: Put On/Puts On

    ing form: Putting On

    Past tense: Put On

    Participle: Put On

    It is a separable phrasal verb that can be used in seven ways:

    1. To place something on another service. With this meaning, the verb is always separated. (***TEAUNA DOUBLE CHECK)

    He put his laptop on his desk.

    I put the lemons in the refrigerator.

    2. To apply something to another surface.

    The cook put too much sauce on the pizza.

    We put new paint on the house.

    3. To attach something to something else. This verb is always separated when there is an object in the sentence. (***TEAUNA DOUBLE CHECK)

    We need to put new tires on our car.

    When need to put on new tires. (In this case the object is implied, although not in the sentence).  (***TEAUNA DOUBLE CHECK)

    4. To place something on your body, most often used with clothing.

    I put on sweater before going outside.

    I’ll need to put on a lot of sunscreen if I visit South America this winter.

    5. To put on weight.

    A lot of men put on weight when their wives are pregnant.

    It’s easy to put weight on when you are vacationing.

    6. To organize or be part of a performance, usually for entertainment. Frequently used with “a show,” “a concert,” or “a play.”

    My favorite singer is putting on a show next week.

    The local theater company puts a play on every month.

    7. To deceive someone or play a joke on someone. (This is not used so frequently in current spoken English).

    David says he’s a millionaire, but I think he’s putting us on.

    Possible video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahlc1lcBLHQ

    Exercises: Write your answers in comments and we will correct them.

    Write three sentences (if possible) by adding the objects in parentheses.

    Example: (your coat, it) You should put on… -> You should put on your coat. You should put it on. You should put your coat on.

    1. (a concert, it) Metallica is putting on…

    2. (new pants, them) Did you put on your…

    3. (the coffee cup, it) Please put on the table…

    Complete the sentences with the correct form of Put On.

    1. Don’t ____ ketchup __  my hot dog!

    2. They’re _____ a new coat of paint ___ they house.

    3. He ___ __ weight every time he visits his family for Christmas.



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