Your shirt is on inside-out.

"Your hand goes in and pull it out."

"Your hand goes in and flip it out."

How do we say clearly the action to put the inside-out shirt to right position?

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    "turn the shirt rightside-out". If somebody doesn't know how to do that, good luck explaining it in writing.
    – The Photon
    Sep 13, 2017 at 2:25
  • @ThePhoton indeed. Although I suppose you can imagine this question is aimed at instructing small children.
    – Andrew
    Sep 13, 2017 at 5:41

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Reach in and turn it rightside-out

This is probably the most natural way explain this. You could say "put your hand in" when instructing young children, but with adults you would use "reach in/into":

Reach into the cupboard and get me a cookie, would you?

Meanwhile, you turn a shirt (or any similar object) inside-out, and turn it again rightside-out:

If you want me to sew up the hole in your jacket, first turn it inside-out for me.

  • Can I say, "Put your hand in and turn it rightside-out"?
    – e12345678
    Sep 14, 2017 at 8:24
  • @e12345678 Yes, but as I said "put your hand in" is something you might say to young children, not adults who know the verb "to reach in".
    – Andrew
    Sep 14, 2017 at 13:58
  • Relevant: The Hokey Pokey Dance, probably known to anyone who grew up (or is growing up) in the United States.
    – Andrew
    Sep 17, 2017 at 0:32

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