LS Refresher 48: Put up vs. Put on

McMillan Dictionary gave the following rules  that will help us learn how to use “put up” and “put on” properly.

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a. put on

-to cover a part of your body with a piece of clothing or jewelry so that you are wearing it

-to spread a cream, liquid, powder, or other substance on your skin

-put something on someone/something to cause something to affect someone or something

Examples:

1. Dorothy put on her coat and went out.

2. Melanie was putting on her makeup in front of the mirror.

3. I feel that too much responsibility is put on teachers.

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b. put up 

-to build something such as a wall, fence, or house

– to fix a picture or notice onto an upright structure such as a wall

-to fix a shelf or cupboard onto a wall

Examples:

1. Grants were available to help with the cost of putting up new school buildings.

2.She put up a notice about the school trip to Italy.

3. She put up some bookshelves in the study.

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