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take turns

This page is about the collocation take turns

collocation pattern: verb + noun


If people take turns, they do something one after the other, or alternately.

For example

  • If we take turns driving, we can travel all night.

  • My wife and I take turns doing the dishes, and tonight it's my turn.

Quick Quiz

Our kids took turns on the swing because

a. there was only one turn

b. there was only one swing

c. there were so many swings

Contributor: Matt Errey