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12 / 04 / 2010

STRAIGHT-1 (REVISION): meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend.

This week we are going to review some Daily Vitamins that were originally sent in February of 2005. We will look at word forms and expressions related to the word straight. Sometimes straight is an adverb and sometimes straight is an adjective.

You have probably heard this word used in directions as an adverb ("Go straight ahead..." ) or as an adjective to mean the opposite of curved (Example: a straight line). However, straight has other meanings too.

Today we look at the meaning of the word straight as an adverb, and later in the week we will explain some common expressions and words related to straight.

Today's word is: straight (Pronunciation: rhymes with eight and plate).

It means: directly and immediately.

We often use this adverb with action verbs like come or go.

Example 1:
The mother told her son to come straight home after school and not to stop anywhere along the way.

Example 2:
When you have found the information, please call me straight back.

Example 3:
Whenever I play the board game Monopoly, I always pick up the card that tells me to go straight to jail. What bad luck!

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