I'd like to know what the sentence means:

So, for you to go take the formularies, you need to turn left right ahead , get beside that line and take one of those and give it to mr. Jeffrey

So, does that mean you have to turn left right now or you need to turn left and go straight on?

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    "Right ahead" is an idiom meaning "a short distance ahead".
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 15, 2019 at 2:38
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    hahahaha English.... turn left right ahead.... oh my, a native speaker from S Africa would always say that and, well, drove me crazy. I still am.He would also go. drive directly, directly, by which he meant straight, dont turn (I was thinking directly to what?) Dec 15, 2019 at 3:54
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    All-too-common dialogue: Driver: "Turn left here?" Passenger: "Right!" Driver: "Turn right?" Passenger: "No, left! Left! Aaah, you missed it."
    – Robusto
    Dec 15, 2019 at 5:10
  • lol! Life gets interesting and busier if we dissect every thing we see, hear and feel. If I were to hear this, I will assume the speaker means make a left turn right ahead. Dec 15, 2019 at 6:38
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    Unfortunately, the word "right" has more than one meaning. So does "left".
    – GEdgar
    Dec 15, 2019 at 13:49

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Turn left right now. (Turn left soon.)

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    But right now and soon are two different things.
    – nnnnnn
    Dec 15, 2019 at 2:49
  • Please include an explanation for your choice.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Dec 20, 2019 at 16:39

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