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right now (2)

This page is about the collocation right now (2)

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

immediately, or without delay

For example

  • Mum says you have to come home right now.

  • Stop what you're doing right now!

Note:
"Right now" can only be used in present time. If you want to talk about doing something immediately or without delay in the past or the future, use "right away" or "straight away" instead.

Quick Quiz

If the police say, "Drop your gun right now!", you should

a. try to shoot them

b. drop it fairly soon

c. drop it right away

Contributor: Matt Errey