Turn

Daily Writing Tips is a great resource for everyone who writes as a profession or writes a monthly newsletter. This article is interesting.

 

I find the word “turn”, its usage, and its derivatives tricky at times. Can we elaborate on ”turn” please?

My first reaction to this reader’s suggestion was, “what can possibly be said about turn that would fill a post?”

But then I started typing all the “turn” expressions I could think of and came up with dozens. Next I went to the OED online edition and despaired of ever scrolling to the bottom of the entry for turn as a verb. In my Compact OED print edition, I counted 34 columns devoted to turn. 

What a word! Let’s look at a few of its uses of turn as a verb. Click here to learn more.

Kelly and Nancy

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