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18 / 02 / 2005

STRAIGHT AWAY: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's expression is: straight away It means: to do something directly and immediately. As you can see, straight away has a similar meaning to yesterday's adverb straight. However, straight away is a more common expression because we can combine it with any verb to indicate that we do something immediately. The position of straight away is AFTER the verb phrase. Example 1: I like to wash the dishes straight away after finishing a meal. Example 2: As soon as the meeting had finished, they went back to their offices straight away. Example 3: Mr. Jones says he hasn't received the papers yet. Did you send them straight away like I told you? If you have any questions about this expression, you can contact me straight away. Have a good day and an excellent weekend!


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