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Difference between wear and put on

These two words are often confused. ‘To put on clothes’ refers to the act of dressing.

He is in his room putting on his clothes.

Once the act of dressing is over, the verb ‘to wear’ is used to express the act of carrying clothes on the body.

He came wearing a blue shirt. (NOT He came putting on a blue shirt.)
Here we are not referring to the act of dressing.

I felt very hot as I had been wearing a sweater for hours.
Who is that boy wearing a black jacket?

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