right away

This page is about the collocation right away

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb


immediately, or without delay

For example

  • If I get the job, I can start right away.

  • We thought we'd win right away if we got a star player, but we didn't.

"Right away" can be used about the past, the present or the future, but "right now" can only be used about the present. "Straight away" means the same as "right away" and can be used in the same way.

Quick Quiz

"I'm leaving right away" means

a. I'll leave immediately

b. I'm leaving very soon

c. I left without delay

Contributor: Matt Errey