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immediate future

This page is about the collocation immediate future

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the period of time directly following the present

For example

  • We can't do anything in the immediate future, but we should be able to do something next year.

  • Her immediate future's going to be difficult, but she'll fully recover from the accident eventually.

Note:
Related collocations include "near future" and "not-too-distant future"

Quick Quiz

We can't change our government in the immediate future. We can only change it

a. for a short time

b. if we vote today

c. at the next election

Contributor: Matt Errey