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    turn up

    His name turns up in gossip columns.
    Why is "be evidnet" used to explain "turn up" here? Can we use "appear" to explain "turn up" here?
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    Re: turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    His name turns up in gossip columns.
    Can we use "appear" to explain "turn up" here?
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    Yes! His name appears in gossip columns is correct.

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    Re: turn up

    its interesting... where does the idea of "turning" originate from in this phrase? "turn on the TV" and "turn up the TV" comes from when televisions had turnable knobs for power and volume. but where does "turn up" (to appear) have its origin?

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    Re: turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Yes! His name appears in gossip columns is correct.
    I am sorry you half answered me.
    thanks.

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    Re: turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Andrew View Post
    its interesting... where does the idea of "turning" originate from in this phrase? "turn on the TV" and "turn up the TV" comes from when televisions had turnable knobs for power and volume. but where does "turn up" (to appear) have its origin?
    I am very appreciative of and interested in your problem. Its significance lies in the "origin " of phrasal verbs which I am looking for all my life. As a teacher of English we should think of how to help students remember such phrasal verbs which are great trouble to them ,including us.
    Shake hands with you!

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    Re: turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Andrew View Post
    its interesting... where does the idea of "turning" originate from in this phrase? "turn on the TV" and "turn up the TV" comes from when televisions had turnable knobs for power and volume. but where does "turn up" (to appear) have its origin?
    This is a guess, but I would think it comes from playing cards. When you turn a card up (face up), you have revealed that card.

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    Re: turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    His name turns up in gossip columns.
    Why is "be evidnet" used to explain "turn up" here? Can we use "appear" to explain "turn up" here?
    Thanks!
    Sorry for my being careless, "Evidnet" should be " evident".
    Thanks.

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