Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2006
    • Posts: 1,332
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    turned to and turned into?

    a. After the family problem occured, compared to before, she turned to a very strong girll.

    b. After the family problem occured, compared to before, she turned into a very strong girl..

    __________________________________________________ ____________________

    1. Are the above sentences correct?

    2. What are the differences between using turned to and turned into?

    Ju

  1. English Freak's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 169
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: turned to and turned into?

    In my opinion, in your examples, turn into is better because it means "to become something different". For example, after years of studying, she turnd into a sophisticated person.

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 15,854
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: turned to and turned into?

    'Turned to' (in this sense*) means 'took on a different form/was transformed'. 'Everything King Midas touched turned to gold. He hugged his daughter and she turned into a golden statue.'

    There are other uses of 'turned to' - take, for example, 'Whenever he needed money he turned to his parents for a loan' (Whyever did I think of that?

    b

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] Turned To The Worst?
    By CaseyA in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 31-Aug-2011, 19:07
  2. turned on its side
    By navi tasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-Apr-2011, 06:00
  3. [Idiom] it turned out that
    By Ashiuhto in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Jan-2011, 13:50
  4. turned out
    By GUEST2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Nov-2010, 14:41
  5. turned out to be
    By Tinkerbell in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Jul-2010, 16:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •