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    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

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.
    Last edited by vil; 04-Jan-2009 at 16:22.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    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

    Thank you for your efforts.

    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)

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    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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