'Now' is an adverb and it is used pretty much in daily speaking. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.
Functions of 'Now'
'Now' as an Adverb
'Now' can only be an adverb. Below, we are going to see the kinds of adverbs it can be:
'Now' as an Adverb of Time
'Now' can be adverbs of time. Below, we are going to learn all about it:
- When something is happening in the present moment:
I want to talk to her
The governor is walking up the altar
- When we want to informally show that something annoyed us, we use 'now':
- When speaking, we use 'now' to get someone's attention before we change the subject:
Position in a Sentence
Please note that whenever we have 'now' at the beginning of a sentence, we must always add a comma after it.
Idioms and Expressions with 'Now'
We have several idioms with 'now'. Below, we are going to learn all about it:
- Every now and then: This one means 'sometimes'. Look:
Richie takes a walk outside
- Now for someone/something: When we want to put time for something/someone we love, we use this:
- Now, now: This one is used to show that we do not agree with something:
- Now what?: We use this one to show that we are bothered because someone keeps interrupting us or asks questions. Look:
- Now or never: When someone only has one opportunity, we use this:
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