WHEN IS IT RIGHT TO USE RIGHT???
Some words in English require you to be alert because they might look alike; they might sound alike or they mean almost the same thing – but not quite!
1. One common meaning of the word‘right’ is the opposite of ‘left’!
Examples: Turn right here if you want to go to the shopping centre.
Which is stronger, your right hand or your left hand?
2. Another common meaning of the word‘right’ is ‘correct’.
Examples: Teacher,do I have the right answer to the maths problem?
What is the right time in Paris? It is 10 a.m. in Brisbane so what time is it in Paris?
3. Another very important meaning of the word ‘right’ is to mean a freedom or privilege that belongs to me. It is often used in the plural.
Examples: If I am arrested for a crime, it is my right as an Australian citizen to be treated as innocent until proved guilty.
The United Nations has said that every person has the right to practise his or her own religion in freedom.
In some societies it is the parent’s right to choose the person that their son or daughter will marry.
The rights of poor people are often overlooked.
The rights of women to have a good education and a good career are widely accepted today.
The workers fought hard for equal rights with the management.
Have fun! Lindsey