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    Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    I understand the word 'right' in the sentence below means 'to the right side'. But could it possibly mean 'immediately' in a proper context?Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street.

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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    No. It means 'right' as in the opposite of 'left' - nothing else.

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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    But it's unlikely an American in NY would say "into Caxton St," he would say "on to." An Englishman in New York perhaps?

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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    But could it possibly mean 'immediately' in a proper context?
    Given the scope for confusion, very few would use it with this meaning- it's simply asking for trouble. Right now could work because its meaning is clear.

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    #5

    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    Turn right on Broadway into/onto Caxton Street. It's understood what that means.

    ---------> 1234 Caxton
    ..............|
    Broadway.|
    ..............|
    ---------------------
    R/R
    --------------------
    ..............|
    ..............|
    ..............|


    But, the OP has a point. Sometimes, in conversation, it can mean "immediately" or "quickly."

    For example, someone is asking for directions to 1234 Caxton Street. I can give directions up to driving up Broadway Street. Suppose Caxton Street begins on Broadway and is 100 feet from the railroad.

    Then I might say:
    Caxton is very close to the railroad.
    After crossing the railroad, you want to turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street.


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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    I don't think this is NY. I know of no Caxton Street. London has both.

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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    Thank you for all your great help. I can't express my gratitude to you all by clicking on the buttons because, as usual, the Thank and Like buttons on my webpages just won't work. Whenever I clicked, the webpage just showed 'javascript://'.

    (Maybe it is caused by the network at my end. It takes only one or two seconds to load a domestic webpage, but it will take up to two and a half minutes or even longer to load a foreign webpage.)

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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    If you are using a phone, it is probably the phone.

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    #9

    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If you are using a phone, it is probably the phone.
    Thank you very much, Mike. After reading your post, I tried turning off my cell phone, but it didn't make any difference.
    It seems that loading this usingenglish forum webpages is especially slow on my computer. But I can get onto Mark Davies' corpora's pages at normal speed.

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    Re: Turn right off Broadway into Caxton Street

    OK, but others have posted that the buttons are not available on their phones.

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