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1. Our school play club will put on a play Nasrredin and the Fish.

2. Our school play club will perform a play Nasrredin and the Fish.

3. Our school play club will resent a play Nasrredin and the Fish.

(Are they the same? Does 'put on' mean 'perform? Why did 'put on' come to have the meaning 'perform'?)

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    I'll make a few corrections:

    1. Our school's drama club will put on a play, "Nasrredin and the Fish."

    2. Our school's drama club will perform a play, "Nasrredin and the Fish."

    3. Our Our school's drama club will present a play, "Nasrredin and the Fish."


    The verbs -- perform, put on, and present (note the "p" at the beginning of that word) -- all mean approximately the same thing. I'm not sure how "put on" came to have this meaning, but the verb "put" is used in all kinds of idioms, some with adverbs, some without.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/put

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    Sorry -- #3 should have "Our" only once!! But you knew that, right?

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