Hey folks!! Is it correct to say:

I go to sleep now
I go to visit her
I go to stay at the beach
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Well, I was perhaps stretching things a little bit, to make my point about context. Emotion: smile

But still, it wouldn't sound too odd if I finished dinner and then said to my guest, "I always have a glass of brandy now. Would you like to join me?"

Best wishes, Clive
Hello CliveEmotion: smile!

So, that means that 'now' can always substitute 'at this time', right?
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Yes, generally speaking.

eg You can say things like 'It was now clear that Tom loved Mary'.

Best wishes, Clive
Hmm..I think I am more confused than ever with this..

Are you using 'now' in the past?Emotion: surprise

Thanks in advance!

Yes. I thought that was the usage you had in mind.

Perhaps you meant I am cooking dinner now. I am cooking dinner at this time. Both of these are OK.

You might like to compare It was now clear that Tom loved Mary. It was clear at that time that Tom loved Mary. Both of these are also OK.

Best wishes, Clive
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Yes, I meant that example, but, would you mind explaining that other one? I am a bit..shocked.

It is strange, I always thought that 'now' was used to talk about the present time, but, seems that the word can change it's meaning. So 'now' has two meanings, one of them is the one we all know and the other one means 'at that/this time', which means that you can use it in the past, right?

Is is much used?

Thanks again for the explanation, Clive!Emotion: smile

Hehe, I have just seen the other part!
Hi again,

Is it much used? I'd say it tends to be in written, rather literary English. eg With the publication of his work on relativity, Einstein was now considered the world's greatest physicist.

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you very much, Clive!Emotion: smile

I understand it!
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I start another thread regarding the adverb now.
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