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    #1

    turn / turn around

    Hi,

    1. I saw her turning around the corner.
    2. I saw her turning the corner.

    Which is right please?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: turn / turn around

    The second is always correct and natural.

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    #3

    Re: turn / turn around

    The first would sound better to me with round rather than around.

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    #4

    Re: turn / turn around

    Not just here but in general, I think BrE prefers "round" and AmE "around". But neither seems natural to me here.

    To be mid-Atlantic one could say "I saw her rounding the corner."

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    #5

    Re: turn / turn around

    If she were coming into view, then the version with round would be OK to me. I agree with you that the second is always correct and natural.

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    #6

    Re: turn / turn around

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If she were coming into view, then the version with round would be OK to me. I.
    I'd probably say 'coming round' in that situation.

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