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Hi, I'm wondering if the following sentence is correct:
"You and me just turned 'we'."
It's used in a poetical context and should express that two separate individuals (you and me) have now become one (we), e.g. as lovers or friends.
I'd like to know if
a) it gets the meaning across, i.e. a construct like this works at all,
b) if so, the verb "turn" can be used as above without a preposition or if it requires "to" or "into".
Generally, when using "turn" in the sense of "become" in conjunction with another noun, I'm not really sure when to use "to" or "into" after it (or no preposition at all):
"Your kingdom will turn to ashes."
"Foes turned friends."
"The evening turned into a nightmare."
They all sound okay to me but I'm not able to deduce any rules on when to use which preposition. Any advice on that would be very helpful as well.
Leaving all poetic sentiment aside, it actually is NOT correct grammatically.
You and I ==> We
You and me ==> Us
But such things are not important in a poetic setting.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
"Turned into" is the choice I would make.