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Engelsk navneord: now

1. now (om tid) the momentary present

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningNow is a good time to do it.
It worked up to right now.

Mindre specifikke termernowadays, present

Engelsk biord: now

1. now in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPresident Kennedy now calls in the National Guard.
Washington now decides to cross the Delaware.
The ship is now listing to port.

2. now in these times

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished.
We now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets.
Today almost every home has television.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)nowadays, today

3. now used to preface a command or reproof or request

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningNow hear this!.
Now pay attention.

4. now at the present moment

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGoods now on sale.
The now-aging dictator.
They are now abroad.
He is busy at present writing a new novel.
It could happen any time now.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)at present

5. now without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe answered immediately.
Found an answer straightaway.
An official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.
Come here now!.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)at once, directly, forthwith, immediately, instantly, like a shot, right away, straight off, straightaway

6. now (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningNow the next problem is....

7. now in the immediate past

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTold me just now.

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