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Right - left - wrong
LEFT - RIGHT - WRONG -
1. LEFT / RIGHT indicating places: you already know about them!
a) To indicate a location, a precise place, use the preposition ON: ON THE LEFT / ON THE RIGHT
- The post office is farther down, on the left (on your left-hand side).
b) To indicate a direction, no preposition is necessary: RIGHT / LEFT.
- Turn right after the crossroads, then go left and straight on.
c) To express a movement, use the preposition TO: TO THE LEFT / TO THE RIGHT.
- Will you step to the right, please? You're standing in his way.
d) In politics, use the definite article : THE RIGHT / THE LEFT.
* The Right / The Rights = a political party – (have traditional opinions- believe in low taxes – property - )
* The Left :
e) To be left = remaining; it's the passive form built with the auxiliary BE and the past participle of 'to leave, I left, left'.
- I have only one dollar bill left and need an ATM now.
2) RIGHT / WRONG : to be right = to be correct. To be wrong = to be mistaken, to be incorrect.
a) An adjective = just, correct, suitable, morally acceptable,
- Two of your answers are right and three are wrong.
b) Right– wrong / wrongly= adverbs= exactly - correctly.
Wrong = not correct, nor working, not suitable
- I thought I had done it right, but, in fact, it went wrong.
c) A right- a wrong = are nouns.
- At your age, you should tell the difference between right from wrong.
d) To right; to wrong = verbs: to right= to correct; to wrong= to harm.
- She felt deeply wronged by his accusations.
This double opposition (LEFT / RIGHT - RIGHT/ WRONG) led to very common plays on words or puns, and many phrases play with the meanings of the respective antonyms of RIGHT.
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3) A few expressions :
- Two wrongs don't make a right = Two negatives don't make a positive in all cases.
be barking up the wrong tree = to be dealing with the wrong person.
Well, well! You must really do right...If you keep it so, you'll most certainly succeed and have nothing wrong!
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