Is there any difference between put back and put away? For example:

After you finish reading, please put the books back/away.


When you put something back, the item is being returned to its original place. I would put a book back onto a shelf.

When you put something away, it might not have previously been in that location. I would put away the groceries that I had just purchased.

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