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30 / 03 / 2004

CARRY vs. WEAR: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at two more very common English verbs that often cause confusion: carry and wear. Remember that carry means to hold something in your hands and take it somewhere and wear is when you have something on your body as clothing or decoration, such as jewellery.

Consider the following examples:

Example 1
Jack...can you please help me carry that box; it's very heavy!

Example 2
I think I'm going to wear my favourite earrings tonight; it's a special occasion.

Example 3
My wife never carries carries a purse. She prefers to carry a small rucksack.

What do you think is the correct option for the following example?

Example 4
When it is very sunny, I like to ________ a hat.
A. Wear
B. Carry

I hope this Vitamin has been useful. Remember, if you have any further questions about these two verbs, you can leave a comment below.

By the way, the correct answer to number 4 is "When it is very sunny, I like to wear a hat." A hat is clothing.

Have a great day!