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bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:56:49 AM

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I was putting the sheet on the pillow.

"Why put on the sheet?" my son asked.

"It's more cozy for you." I said.

Does it sound natural to a native speaker?

pjharvey
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:39:08 AM
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It should be "cozier", not "more cozy".
But... did you mean the sheet or a pillowcase?
bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:54:25 AM

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pjharvey wrote:
It should be "cozier", not "more cozy".
But... did you mean the sheet or a pillowcase?


pillowcase
AndEng
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:25:25 AM

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Hi bihunsedap,

although I am not a native speaker, your sentences do not sound so natural.

In the first one "I was putting the sheet on the pillow", the word sheet is not used for a pillow. One speaks of a bed sheet, but for pillow one would say pillowcase or a pillowslip or just slip.

In this sense, I would rephrase your sentence as "I was pulling the pillowcase on the pillow".

As to the question, it is not grammatical as it is, unless you did it deliberately to indicate that your son is still small and cannot speak correctly. Otherwise I would rephrase it at least as "Why putting on the pillowcase?"

The part in bold "It's more cozy for you." sounds fine, although I would have used cozier, but I guess more cozy is fine too according to NGram....Think Think

Hope it helps
AE



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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:29:46 PM

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AndEng wrote:

As to the question, it is not grammatical as it is, unless you did it deliberately to indicate that your son is still small and cannot speak correctly. Otherwise I would rephrase it at least as "Why putting on the pillowcase?"

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No! "Why put on the pillowcase?" is perfectly natural and grammatical. It's a standard short form of ""Why [do/would/should you] put on the pillowcase"?

"Why putting on …" is ungrammatical.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:39:37 PM

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Re: Why put on the pillowcase?
You will more commonly hear "Why are you putting the pillowcase on?" (or ...the pillowcase on the pillow?")
bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:36:31 PM

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Thanks all.
TMe
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:36:37 AM

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We generally say 'pillow-cover'. But pillowcase is a better word.
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