Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

One listener asked us how to use the English phrasal verb “turn into.”

Today you’ll find out how to use it and you’ll get examples from Michelle and Lindsay.

“I have a question to ask.

How do we use the phrasal verb “turn into” for speaking? Thank you for reading.”

– Jo, AEE Listener

Turn into means to become, to develop into or to grow into.

We use it when we want to say that something turns into something or someone turns into something.


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  • Over the past five years Lindsay has turned into an entrepreneur.
  • Michelle has turned into someone who values sleep.
  • Lindsay had to turn into a tour guide in New York when she moved there the first time.
  • New York has turned Michelle into a fast walker and an impatient walker.


Listen to the role play to see how we use these examples in our conversation.


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Let us know what you have turned into over the past five years!

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