right: ✓ be right ✗ have right, have reason

By | June 8, 2017
right: be right
have right, have reason
The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas.
Il bisogno di avere sempre ragione è l'ostacolo più grande alle nuove idee.
- Edward de Bono
✓ Yes, you're right. It's tomorrow, not today.
✗ Yes, you *have right/reason*. It's tomorrow, not today.
Sì, hai ragione. E' domani, non oggi.
The meaning of the Italian expression aver ragione is expressed by be right in English. Some more examples:
✓ The customer is always right.
Il cliente ha sempre ragione.
✓ You were right to tell her.
Hai fatto bene a dirglielo.

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