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    verb with a turnover

    What verb should I use with 'turnover' to mean that a team lost the ball to the other team because of a mistake or a violation of the rules? Is it "to do a turnover"?

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    Re: verb with a turnover

    I've never heard the expression.

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    #3

    Re: verb with a turnover

    One commits a turnover.

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    #4

    Re: verb with a turnover

    Can a team have a turnover?

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    Re: verb with a turnover

    Keep in mind I can only speak about American sports.

    You can say something like "The Steelers have 5 turnovers this year" or "they committed 4 turnovers in the last game."

    But I would not say they "have" a turnover except when speaking about statistics. That is, in discussing the number of them, not to describe the actual event.

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    Re: verb with a turnover

    In American football or basketball, teams make or commit turnovers all the time. It means an error or foul had been committed and possession of the ball goes to the other team.

    Teams commit or make turnovers over the course of the game. Especially in football, the number of turnovers is an important statistic. The team with the most or excessive turnovers usually lose the game. Teams can have too many turnovers.

    The Miami Dolphins had 9 turnovers and eventually lost the game.



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    #7

    Re: verb with a turnover

    The opposite statistic in American football, is the "takeaway." If your takeaway/giveaway rating is positive, that means you cause or benefit from more turnovers than you commit.

    http://www.sportingcharts.com/nfl/st...atistics/2013/

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    Re: verb with a turnover

    Sometimes it's called the turnover ratio.



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