right now (2)
This page is about the collocation right now (2)
collocation pattern: adverb + adverb
immediately, or without delay
- Mum says you have to come home right now.
- Stop what you're doing right now!
"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.
If the police say, "Drop your gun right now!", you should
Contributor: Matt Errey