now

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now is on the Basic English 850 List.
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now is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
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Preposition
now

  1. You use now when you want to say that something is true at this time. It is also used for things a short time in the future or a short time in the past.
    I had many problems before, but I'm OK now.
    What did you say just now?
    The English teacher is at the library now.
  2. You use now at the beginning of a sentence to get people's attention.
    Now, I'd like to hear from other people too.
  3. You use now to refer to the present time, often in contrast to a time in the past or the future.
    Now is the time when we must all live as economically as possible.
    Now is a good time to do it.
    Mary should be home by now.
  4. You use now to indicate that an event has occurred and as a result something else may or will happen.
    I’m going to relax now the school year is over.