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Just Now vs Right Now vs Presently:

Just Now/ adverb/ (এই মাত্র):

এই মাত্র ঘটেছে এমন কিছু বোঝাতে just now ব্যবহৃত হয়।

Just now means very close to the present moment or just a moment ago. It always takes the Present Perfect Tense as a verb.


  • He has left home just now. (সে এই মাত্র বের হয়ে গেছেন)
  • I have seen him just now.
  • They have just now headed out the door.
  • I have been talking to my friend on the phone just now.


Right Now /adverb/ (এই মুহূর্তে):

এই মুহূর্তে ঘটছে এমন কিছু বোঝাতে Right Now ব্যবহৃত হয়।

Right Now means the exact present moment of the action. It always takes the Present Continuous Tense as a verb. 

  • I am working right now; I will talk to you later.
  • He is going to school right now.
  • Right now I need you by my side. (Need কখনো continuous tense হয় না)


Presently /adverb/ (শীঘ্রই):

কোনোকিছু তাড়াতাড়ি/শীঘ্রই করা হবে বোঝাতে presently বসে। কিন্তু present tense এর ক্ষেত্রে ‘বর্তমান’ অর্থে ব্যবহৃত হয়।

Presently also means “now” which is most often used with the present tense and presently in the use of future tense means ‘soon’.


  • Sakib will arrive presently. (Just now নয় কারন just now ভবিষ্যতে হবে এমন কিছুই বোঝায় না)
  • I cannot attend to the matter this instant, but I will presently.
  • We are presently waiting in line for our turn. (এখানে Right now এবং presently উভয়ই ব্যবহার করা যায় কিন্তু Just now নয়)
  • Now that the design is about done, construction will begin presently.
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