Sun 27 Sep, 2020 07:09 am
Does "turned to radical groups for leadership" mean "sought leadership from radical groups"?
Unemployed march, Camden, New Jersey. The year 1934 saw majoy strikes in Teledo, Minneapolis, and San Francisco, as well as a national textile strike, as workers turned to radical groups for leadership. Unemployed workers supported the strikers rather than take jobs as strikebreakers.
Source: The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick p58
Actually.... the word "turned" is a verb. It implies that they changed direction. They were doing one thing for leadership... then the changed their direction to seek leadership from radical groups.
Turn can also be a noun. A change of direction being such an example.
I believe the word "turned" is clearly the preterite form of the verb "to turn".
Quite possibly. The intricacies of grammar are not my strong suit.
The intricacies of grammar
That you think this example illustrates intricacy is very telling.