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He took his mother's socks away.

"Give back mummy the socks."

"Give mummy back the socks."

Which one is correct? Or both correct?

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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.

Or:

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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