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    turn to do or turn to doing

    Having failed to make a living out of the small business, he changed his occupation and began to work as a bus driver.
    To rewrite the sentence by using "turn to", should I say "... he turned to working as a bus driver" or "...he turned to work as a bus driver" , or are they both OK?
    Hope you can help me. Thank you!

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    I prefer "he turned into a bus driver".

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    Having failed to make a living out of the small business, he changed his occupation and began to work as a bus driver.
    To rewrite the sentence by using "turn to", should I say "... he turned to working as a bus driver" or "...he turned to work as a bus driver" , or are they both OK?
    Hope you can help me. Thank you!
    Of the two "turned to working" works best for me.

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I prefer "he turned into a bus driver".

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    I don't find that natural.

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    They both work for me. But I prefer 'working'.

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They both work for me. But I prefer 'working'.
    I'd use working, but think work is acceptable.

    He turned into a bus driver- this sounds like frogs turning into princes when kissed and doesn't work for me.

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    It seems a big mistake to say "turn into a bus driver".
    May I say "switch to bus driving"?

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    I would probably say "... so he became a bus driver", "... so he decided to try driving a bus [for a living]" or "so he decided to try being a bus driver [for a living]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: turn to do or turn to doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It seems a big mistake to say "turn into a bus driver".
    May I say "switch to bus driving"?
    That's OK.

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