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    He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby?

    Hello Everyone,

    In Longman there is a sentence under "turn": He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby.

    I can't understand the "turn down the corner of the sheet" or imagine how the action of "turn down the corner of the sheet" are done.

    Can you explain it to me here?

    Thanks and Regards

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    Re: He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby?

    The baby's face was covered by a sheet.

    He picked up a corner of the sheet and moved it out of the way so he could see its face.

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    Re: He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby?

    Can I just use "turn" instead of "turn down"?

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    Re: He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby?

    Thank you! I had thought sheet is only for lying on but not under. And one of the reason why the baby is sleeping under a sheet is probably that the baby is lying in his or her cradle with strong sunshine . And the baby's parents are afraid that it will hurt the baby's eyes. They spread a sheet around the top of the cradle to protect the baby's eyes.

    Is my guess right?

    And why peep is used here ? Does the author use "peep" here to stress here "he" doesn't want to wake the baby up?
    Last edited by sky753; 21-Jun-2013 at 08:07. Reason: add more information

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    Re: He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby?

    Is my guess right?


    Probably.

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    Re: He turned down the corner of the sheet to peep at the baby?

    Without further context, there is absolutely no way of telling why this specific baby in this specific cot is sleeping under this specific sheet. Babies sleep under lots of different things, depending on their parents' choices.

    Here is a picture of a sheet/piece of material with the corner "turned down": http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-afHYOl5zSh...0/IMG_5820.JPG
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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