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For Life
2005.04.12(Review of 2001.01.10 edition)

Here's another classic edition of “Commonly Confused Words” from the WordMaster archives!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
PUT ON vs. WEAR   着る(動作)vs. 着る(状態)


  • To put on clothes, glasses, jewelry, etc. is to PLACE them on your body.

    To wear clothes, glasses, jewelry, etc. is to already HAVE them on your body.
  • put on は、服やめがね、宝石などを身に付ける(動作)という意味です。

    wear は、服やめがね、宝石などを身に付けている(状態)という意味です。


  1. I'm just going to put on a sweater, then we can go.
  2. My three-year-old daughter still isn't able to put on socks by herself.
  3. a: Which one is Michiko?
    b: She's the one wearing the light blue dress.
  4. Do they let you wear casual clothes at the office?
  5. a: What are you wearing to the party?
    b: I was thinking of wearing my blue dress and pearl necklace.
  6. I bought contact lenses because I don't like wearing glasses when I play sports.

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