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  1. Bushwhacker's Avatar
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    Cool finish turning

    Has finish turning some special meaning in English?

    A woman has the odd feeling of knowing what next is going to happen, and sees someone who is a nemesis of her. This man doesn't know he is such a thing for the woman. And then, this sentence:

    She finished turning, and her premonition came true. That man was there, looking exactly as she'd imagined him

    Please, what is saying this "finished turning"? Does it mean she was looking backwards and now she returns at her normal position? I think that something doesn't fit. Previously, the text doesn't ever say the woman has turned to see him.

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    Re: finish turning

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Has finish turning some special meaning in English?

    A woman has the odd feeling of knowing what next is going to happen, and sees someone who is a nemesis of her. This man doesn't know he is such a thing for the woman. And then, this sentence:

    She finished turning, and her premonition came true. That man was there, looking exactly as she'd imagined him

    Please, what is saying this "finished turning"? Does it mean she was looking backwards and now she returns at her normal position? I think that something doesn't fit. Previously, the text doesn't ever say the woman has turned to see him.

    Thank You
    I can only assume that she had already begun to slowly turn toward someone who was in her peripheral vision -- and who was awakening a premonition in her. Only when she had finished turning could she see him well enough to know that he was "exactly as she'd imagined him."

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    Re: finish turning

    By the way, it brings back the old Abbot and Costello routine that you can see on youtube:
    YouTube - Slowly I turned... Step by step...

    Slowly I turned.....

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