usage of right as an adjective

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"Right since my school days, I had a passion for building anything that is cool"

 

Is this usage of right correct?

Usage right adjective asked Feb 07 '13 at 06:09 steve New member

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Ever since my school days, I have had a passion for building anything that is cool.

 

I just edited it and made a suitable correction. Thanks, sir.

link comment edited Feb 07 '13 at 17:16 sanjay Expert
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Sanjay is correct that ever since is the correct form.  I have heard the expression right since to mean ever since before, but it is unusual, and very casual.  I cannot find that meaning of the adverb right in the usual online dictionaries I consult.

 

In casual spoken English contexts, right since would be okay; in formal contexts, however, ever since is more appropriate.

 

There is a grammatical error in your sentence; with right since/ever since you need the Present Perfect tense.  Ever since my school days, I've had a passion for building anything that is cool.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Feb 07 '13 at 08:26 Shawn Mooney Expert

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