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    Default got the answer right first time

    ▪ a wild guess (=one made without much thought or information) I made a wild guess and I got the answer right first time.
    (dictionary - Longman DOCE)

    1) Do I correctly understand the sentence:
    I made a wild guess and I got the answer right first time =
    I made a wild guess at the answer and guessed right on the first try ?

    2)right is an adverb in the sentence, am I right?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: got the answer right first time

    Both sentences in 1) are correct and convey the correct meaning.

    I agree that right is an adverb in your second sentence. It is used as a synonym for correctly. In your first sentence right is an adjective modifying answer.

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    Default Re: got the answer right first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    (dictionary - Longman DOCE)


    I made a wild guess and I got the answer right first time =
    I would insert "the" before "first".

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    Default Re: got the answer right first time

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would insert "the" before "first".
    I wouldn't. (BrE)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: got the answer right first time

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't. (BrE)
    Another AmE -- BrE difference.

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