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Turn over

Unread postby hanifasmm » 23 May 2009, 02:21

The phrase - "Turn over" has got different meanings.
I cited a few below. Are they correct?
1. Turn over page no:8 of the book.
2. He turned over in bed.
3. He turned over $500 a week.
Could you suggest some more sentences with the
same phrase with different meanings.
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Turn over

Unread postby ETutor » 26 Feb 2010, 03:52

You could make a big change as in:

She turned over a new leaf.

There is also a phrase that goes like this:

If he knew what happened, he would turn over in his grave.

You can also put these two words together to make the noun, turnover. Here are some sentences with “turnover” as a noun:

Due to the transient nature of its workforce, the company had high employee turnover.
Her favorite dessert at the bakery was the apple turnover.

I hope this is helpful.
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Re: Turn over

Unread postby DavidB » 28 Feb 2010, 16:41

Turn over as a phrasal verb to mean flip.

Could you turn it over? I can't read it upside down.
Turn over the glass so the water pours out.

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