Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Key Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Jun 2016
    • Posts: 2,073

    Turn of the century.

    I have made a search for what "turn of the century" is and seen that it means "starting a new century".

    There is a writing in a dvd cover for a game. "Exotic adventures at the turn of the century."

    But in the explaination, this writes: "October 1903 London- Professor Samuel HUnt a scholar of the British Museum receives an anonymous letter which promises a discovery of world importance."

    But I think "a turn of the century" cannot be 1903 but be 1895, 1890, 1899 etc. Would you explain this?

    Thank you.

  2. VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 6,484

    Re: Turn of the century.

    It can refer to a period around the time of starting a new century. From a few years before to a few years after.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Late in the twentieth century, ... women writers turn to ...
    By LaMelange in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2016, 18:24
  2. at the turn of the 60-s and 70-s of the XX century
    By milan2003_07 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2014, 18:04
  3. Around the turn of century
    By atlaisha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jul-2008, 18:32
  4. in the past century/for the last century
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2007, 01:21
  5. Turn of the century
    By hdrao in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2007, 11:20


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts