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Turn to a page... #1 (permalink) Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:26 am   Turn to a page...
 

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ESL/EFL Test #880 "In a Meeting: Phrasal Verbs", question 6

Chairman: Can everyone turn ......... page one of the sales' report?

(a) at
(b) down
(c) to
(d) up

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #880 "In a Meeting: Phrasal Verbs", answer 6

Chairman: Can everyone turn to page one of the sales' report?

Correct answer: (c) to

Your answer was: incorrect
Chairman: Can everyone turn up page one of the sales' report?
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why will use to not up. please. explain me?
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Turn to a page... #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:06 am   Turn to a page...
 

'turn up' is the wrong phrasal verb when asking someone to find a page in a book, document or magazine.
'turn to' is the correct verb.
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Re: Turn to a page... #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 28, 2011 13:39 pm   Re: Turn to a page...
 

Mirer wrote:
why will use to not up. please. explain me?

Why don't we use 'turn up'. Please explain to me.

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Turn to a page... #4 (permalink) Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:34 am   Turn to a page...
 

Explain me.. as an informal language; like copy me, e-mail me, write me, send me,...

I like such talking.
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Turn to a page... #5 (permalink) Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:41 am   Turn to a page...
 

explain to me.

I agree with Torsten.
(Incidentally I would not use 'write me' either - it's not common in the UK)
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Turn to a page... #6 (permalink) Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:52 am   Turn to a page...
 

hhhh

It's common in the US

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/writeme.html
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Turn to a page... #7 (permalink) Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:55 am   Turn to a page...
 

I know puppet... I'm just making clear that there's a difference.

I wouldn't use 'write me' but I would understand why someone was doing so and wouldn't correct it.
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Turn to a page... #8 (permalink) Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:30 pm   Turn to a page...
 

I understand.
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Turn to a page... #9 (permalink) Mon Feb 07, 2011 14:24 pm   Turn to a page...
 

Puppet wrote:
Explain me.. as an informal language;

Just to get clear on this: I don't think "explain me" qualifies as informal language. I guess it's the sort of mistake a native speaker, however uneducated, would never make. So, don't use it at all in lieu of "explain to me". ;)
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Turn to a page... #10 (permalink) Mon Feb 07, 2011 16:57 pm   Turn to a page...
 

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I guess it's the sort of mistake a native speaker, however uneducated, would never make.
You're right, Dean. The use of 'explain me' is not even good in informal English. I cannot recall ever having heard any native speaker of English say something such as 'Could you explain me'. That just sounds wrong and unnatural. It should be 'Could you explain it (to me)'.

Generally speaking, 'to me' would be understood in such a sentence anyway, making it unnecessary to even include 'to me' at all in many or most cases. So, it is quite common for people to simply say "Could you explain it'. It is frequently already quite clear from the broader context who should receive the explanation.

Basically, the only time that 'explain me' might possibly work is if an explanation ABOUT or OF the word 'me' is needed.

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Turn to a page... #11 (permalink) Tue Feb 08, 2011 0:27 am   Turn to a page...
 

Just like to catch up.

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