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    English4everyone is offline Member
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    Is it common and correct?
    When I saw him, I turned not to see him.
    I think turn is not a good verb here. What is the best way to say this sentence please?
    I want to say I did it on purpose to ignore him.

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    Default Re: turn

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Is it common and correct?
    When I saw him, I turned not to see him.
    I think turn is not a good verb here. What is the best way to say this sentence please?
    I want to say I did it on purpose to ignore him.
    It's acceptable, but "turned away so as not to see him" might be better.


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