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raymondaliasapollyon

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Chinese
Hi,

Is it correct to say "turn on the program" to mean turning on the TV set to watch the program?
If so, is it a regional usage?

I'd appreciate your help.
 
  • Loob

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    English UK
    Where did you come across it, raymondaliasapollyon? What was the context?
     

    raymondaliasapollyon

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    Chinese
    Soap opera episodes on radio and TV routinely concluded by not concluding; the lack of resolution of a story line was intended to addict the listener or viewer, to lure her into turning on the program the next day.
    Same Time, Same Station

    'I turned on the programme in the middle, but I wasn't expecting to see you – you know how it is if you see somebody you know on the box, it gives you ...' 'A special feeling?' he suggested, not without complacency.
    A Few Green Leaves
     

    MrMuselk

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    English - South East England
    Hi,

    Is it correct to say "turn on the program" to mean turning on the TV set to watch the program?
    If so, is it a regional usage?

    I'd appreciate your help.
    It’s probably another way of saying that the TV set is to be turned on specifically to watch the program. I have no knowledge as to if it is regional.
     
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