He took his mother's socks away.

"Give back mummy the socks."

"Give mummy back the socks."

Which one is correct? Or both correct?


The first sentence is incorrect although you could use give back like this:

Give back the socks to Mummy.

Alternatively, you could say:

Give Mummy back the socks.


Give the socks back to Mummy.

The second sentence is correct.

Give Mummy back the socks.

(I am a native Br/Australian English speaker with lots of experience – in life and editing.)

  • You could also say, "Give the socks back to mummy" – SovereignSun Oct 10 '17 at 9:31

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