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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'



 
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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off' #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:33 am   Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'
 

Test No. incompl/inter-65 "How to ask a question", question 5

I would be most interested to know why the committee has turned ......... my proposal.

(a) down
(b) off
(c) over
(d) out

Test No. incompl/inter-65 "How to ask a question", answer 5

I would be most interested to know why the committee has turned down my proposal.

Correct answer: (a) down

Your answer was: incorrect
I would be most interested to know why the committee has turned off my proposal.
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hipls explain to me why the sentence use turn down not use turn off
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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off' #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:40 am   Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'
 

Turn down means reject/dismiss - not accept. Turn off is used in the sense of stop a machine for example in the sense of switch off. You turn off a car engine when you arrive/You turn off a light when you leave the room.
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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off' #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 11, 2005 16:13 pm   Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'
 

Alan wrote:
Turn down means reject/dismiss - not accept. Turn off is used in the sense of stop a machine for example in the sense of switch off. You turn off a car engine when you arrive/You turn off a light when you leave the room.

What is the differences between turn off and turn out? They both have meaning shut off.
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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off' #4 (permalink) Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:33 am   Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'
 

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Turn out works only with illumination. The light then goes out (becomes extinguished).

We cannot 'turn out' other types of equipment, machinery or appliances. We turn off an oven, a washing machine, an automobile engine, and yes, a light as well.
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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off' #5 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2011 16:06 pm   Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'
 

Hello,
As 'turn out' has several meanings but its synonyms are: to reject; to dismiss;
so I wrote 3 sentences with this meaning.
1. turn sb. out (of/from sth) = expel by force,threats etc.
My landlord is turning me out of the end of the month.
She got pregnant and was turn out of the house by her parents.
2.reject=refuse to accept(sb/sth)
She rejected his offer of marriage.
3 dismiss = send away(from one's employment, from service )
the servant was dismissed for being lazy and dishonest.
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Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off' #6 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2011 16:10 pm   Difference between 'turn down and 'turn off'
 

1/b: .correction:She got pregnant and she was turned out of the end of the month.
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