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    turn by turn

    Hello. I'm wondering what "turn by turn" means in this context?
    Could it be understood as "in turn" or something?
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    Different governments were formed, with representatives of the different tribes of animals living together within the same territory: a lion was the president, a giraffe the minister, a zebu the general, and so on, turn by turn.

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    Re: turn by turn

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Different governments were formed, with representatives of the different tribes of animals living together within the same territory: a lion was the president, a giraffe the minister, a zebu the general, and so on, turn by turn.
    Hi,

    As I read it, animals established turns in occupying the different posts. So maybe in the next turn, a zebra would be the president, a cheetah would be the minister, an elephant would become the general, and so on.

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