Thread: n turn(s) = one at a time = one by one

1. n turn(s) = one at a time = one by one

Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following expressions are 100% interchangeable?

in turn(s) = one at a time = one by one

Regards,

V.

2. Re: n turn(s) = one at a time = one by one

Originally Posted by vil
Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following expressions are 100% interchangeable?

in turn(s) = one at a time = one by one

Regards,

V.
In turn does mean one at a time and one by one.

We also say we take turns to mean the same.

"Let's take turns at heading the ball."
"OK. If we do it in turn, that'll be fair."

buggles(not a teacher)

3. Re: n turn(s) = one at a time = one by one

"In turns" can mean either one at a time, or it could also mean "alternately," as in "The soprano section of the choir will sing the first verse, the altos the second, and then you'll continue in turns until the refrain."

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