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    Turn to

    "In my paper I first discussed the similarities between these industries and then turned to their differences."

    Is this usage of "turn to" correct? I had assumed that it was, but now I'm not so sure. I'm using "turn to" to mean something like "turned my attention to," but I can't find this meaning of "turn to" in my dictionary.

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    Re: Turn to

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "In my paper I first discussed the similarities between these industries and then turned to their differences."

    Is this usage of "turn to" correct? I had assumed that it was, but now I'm not so sure. I'm using "turn to" to mean something like "turned my attention to," but I can't find this meaning of "turn to" in my dictionary.

    Thanks!
    I think it's OK, but I prefer "In my paper I first discussed the similarities between these industries and then considered their differences."

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