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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    turning me into the police?

    The ghost is saying he doesn't blame his living wife for turning him into the police. Is "turn sb into the police" report sb to the police?

    -g.w
    Mel- and he can't hurt anyone anymore
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    And tell her that I forgive her for turning me into the police
    Tell her that she did the right thing.
    mel- He says you did the right thing



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    #2

    Re: turning me into the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The ghost is saying he doesn't blame his living wife for turning him into the police. Is "turn sb into the police" report sb to the police?

    -g.w
    Mel- and he can't hurt anyone anymore
    Ghost-
    And tell her that I forgive her for turning me into the police
    Tell her that she did the right thing.
    mel- He says you did the right thing


    Yes, that's right.

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    #3

    Re: turning me into the police?

    I would say that it should be "in to", not "into".

    Turning somebody into the police suggests that you are making them a policeman/woman!

    "To turn in" is the phrasal verb for "to report [to the authorities]"

    He turned me in to the police.
    I turned my boyfriend in to the police when I realised what he had done.

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