26 / 10 / 2005

RIGHT: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's expression is: right It is used: to say that you agree with someone; to accept what another person says. Like yesterday's expression, today's expression, RIGHT, can mean several different things. It can be used to get someone's attention; to check if your information is correct; as a noun or an adjective, etc. However, our examples below focus on today's meaning: to say that you agree with someone or to accept what another person says. Example 1 Managing Director: We really need to modernise our office. Director of Operations: Right. We could start by getting new computers. Example 2 Executive: I'd like you to cancel my one o'clock appointment with Ms. Anderson. Secretary: Right. Shall I reschedule it for tomorrow? Right can also be used in a sarcastic way to indicate that you do not agree or accept what another person says: Example 3 Mary: Where's Alice? Jean: She called to say the she will meet us later. Mary: Yeah, right. She always says that but then she never shows up (no se presenta). The translation of the last meaning of right would be something like si hombre in Spanish. Remember: Please post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! section on our website. Don't send e-mails directly to us. To enter, you will need your login and password (included at the end of this e-mail). If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section, please don't hesitate to contact us. By using the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum to ask questions about the Daily Vitamins, everyone can benefit from our answers. Have a great day!


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