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    Talking thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Iím sorry to hear that your father is in hospital. Who take care of him?


    B: My 3 sisters are taking daily turn to look after him.


    A: ⓐOh, thatís good that
    ⓑOh, thatís relief that
    ⓒOh, thatís lucky that

    your sisters are living close to him.

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    Re: thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    Boris: My three sisters take turns looking after him.
    Ahmed: It's good that your sisters live so close to him.




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    Talking Re: thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    Thanks for your help RonBee

    Would you help me once again please?
    I'm wondering that which one should I use after 'take turns'

    take turns + to or take turn + ing

    For example.


    ⓐJob is too tough so we take one hour turns to get this job done.
    ⓑJob is too tough so we take one hour turns getting this job done.

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    A: What did you do as your part tiem job?
    B: I had to hold up such a big column and
    ⓐ three people took five minutes turns to hold up that.
    ⓑthree people took five minutes turns holding up that.


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    Re: thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    Not a teacher.


    The job is too wearing on us, so we each take a turn. We each attend to him on a one hour rota. to get it done.



    Three people took it in turns to hold this column up, each one doing it for five minutes.


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    Re: thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    Thanks for your help

    It looks like I can use both of them?

    take turns + to
    take turns + ing

    My three sisters take turns looking after him.
    My three sisters take turns to look after him.

    Am I correct?


    Another,,, If I want to put the duration,,, can I put here?

    My three sisters take one day turns looking after him.
    My three sisters take turns looking after him. Each one doing it for one day.

    Both of them are correct?


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    Re: thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    This is the one that I personally would use :-

    My three sisters take turns looking after him. Each doing it for one day.

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    Re: thatís relief that your sisters are living close to him

    Say:
    take turns doing something
    take turns watching the kids
    take turns looking after him
    take turns answering the phone
    take turns driving the kids to school
    take turns - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    According to Wiktionay you can take turns to do something.
    But I'm not used to that usage, so I'll stick to what I know.



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