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    Turn Toward

    I am confused about the phrase "turn toward" in this article:

    "The unrest began in November, when Yanukovych scrapped a European Union trade deal and turned toward Russia."

    Is something missing after "...turned toward Russia"? Would "turned toward Russia for help/support" be better, because "...turned toward Russia" alone seems vague?


    source: cnn.com/2014/02/22/world/europe/ukraine-protests/

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    Re: Turn Toward

    Quote Originally Posted by peterr View Post
    I am confused about the phrase "turn toward" in this article:

    "The unrest began in November, when Yanukovych scrapped a European Union trade deal and turned toward Russia."

    Is something missing after "...turned toward Russia"? Would "turned toward Russia for help/support" be better, because "...turned toward Russia" alone seems vague?


    source: cnn.com/2014/02/22/world/europe/ukraine-protests/
    But we don't, from the given text, know if he sought help or support. Strictly speaking, the text says that he "turned toward Russia" and that, in its simplest form, means that he physically moved his body in the direction of Russia. Knowing that his turning in the direction of Russia is not newsworthy we can imply that he sought a better deal with Russia than he was offered from the European Union.

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    Re: Turn Toward

    So, "turned toward Russia" is poorly written?

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    Re: Turn Toward

    Clone of banned user.
    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.

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