Is that ok to say go right meaning turn right? Or I have to say only go to the right?

  • In my English book is "go to the right". But I thought that go right is "better"
    – Radek
    Apr 26, 2017 at 8:30
  • so I better not to use "go right" when talking about direction etc...
    – Radek
    Apr 26, 2017 at 8:36

1 Answer 1


"Go right at the traffic lights" is entirely idiomatic, meaning turn right. "Go to the right" sounds unusual to me as a native British English speaker.

"Move to the right" is common. In terms of driving it could mean change lanes+, in other situations it could just mean you're in my way, there's space to the right, move into it.

+My thanks to David Garner

  • and what about "go right" = "turn right"?
    – Radek
    Apr 26, 2017 at 9:12
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    Did you read my first sentence?
    – AndyT
    Apr 26, 2017 at 9:13
  • Yes, still sleeping or something ...
    – Radek
    Apr 26, 2017 at 9:18
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    @AndyT "move to the right" suggest a lane-change, rather than a turn, to me. Apr 26, 2017 at 9:44
  • @DavidGarner - Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. I was just thinking of physically moving out of someone's way. Updated to cover both.
    – AndyT
    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:04

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