View Poll Results: They left early, but turned ___ because of the awful weather.

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    I suggest putting turn back here: http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...rbs/index.html (Good job, by the way.)

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    I agree. Thanks.

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    Wink Re: Turn

    Hi,
    would ya plz tell me the difference between "return" & "turn back"?

    thanks

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    If you turn back, you didn't reach your destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1364
    Hi,
    would ya plz tell me the difference between "return" & "turn back"?

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    turn back" to return in the direction you have come from, or to make someone do this:
    We're lost - we'll have to turn back.

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    turn back
    turn sb/sthback to return the way you have come; to make sb/sth do this: The weather became so bad that they had to turn back. (figurative) We said we would do it—there can be no turning back. Our car was turned back at the border.

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