When I was a child my mother used to wrap me up in heavy clothes.

When I started going school she used to [gap] my uniform.

I know the phrasal verb put on, can I use put me on in the gap.

Please explain.

Thank you.


“Put me on” is no good in this context. That’s its own phrasal verb- to “put someone on” is to trick them, usually in good fun, as a joke. You could say just “put on” but then it’s ambiguous whether she put your uniform on you or herself. I would go with:

When I started going to school she used to dress me in my uniform.

This makes it clear that she used to dress you in your uniform, not herself.

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