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    What is the meaning of "turn to", "work" and "taken from" in the following sentence?
    -I now turn to Freud, from whose work the following quotation is taken. -

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: the meaning 'turn to' and 'taken from'

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    What is the meaning of "turn to", "work" and "taken from" in the following sentence?
    -I now turn to Freud, from whose work the following quotation is taken. -

    Thanks in advance.
    You're obviously quite an advanced student (if a student at all) as you picked out 'taken from' from a sentence where those words were at opposite ends of a clause.

    turn to -> turn my (and your) attention to

    work -> book/books/paper - depending on context

    taken from -> it's a quotation

    b

    PS There are other, irrelevant, meanings for those words. For example 'Whenever I need an argument based on childhood and sex, I turn to Freud.' This sort of 'turn to' means something like 'treat as a dependable source'. A dictionary will sort this out. (Please Note: this site is not a dictionary.
    Last edited by BobK; 19-Mar-2009 at 16:57. Reason: Added PS

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