Incorrect spelling, explanation: many English users are not sure whether to add the -s or -es ending to a verb while forming the third person singular verb in the Present Simple tense. Therefore, a common mistake is spelling the word turns as
turnes, which is wrong as we add the -es ending only when a verb ends in -s, -sh, -ch, -x, or -z.
Correct spelling, explanation: turns is a very popular English word with a long history as it could already been found in Old English, in which it had the form tyrnan or turnian. Later, it has evolved to the form that we know today and in contemporary English, turns, whose base form is turn, is a commonly used verb and noun.
Definition of turns:
1. verb (3rd person singular) – to move and change your direction that you are facing,
Every day she goes the same way – first she turns left and then right.
2. verb (3rd person singular) – to move an object so that something different is on the top,
He turns his pillow over every evening before going to sleep.
3. verb (3rd person singular) – to change, often suddenly,
I wasn’t prepared for the weather that turns cold so unexpectedly.
Expressions with turns:
A few popular expressions with turns include:
1. take turns – doing something one after the other,
We take turns paying for the drinks.
2. turns against someone or something – stop supporting someone or something,
She turns against me every time I want to have some time on my own.
3. turns down something – to reject something or to disagree,
How can she find a job when she turns down every offer she’s given?
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