01. George's new restaurant has been an [immediate] success, with almost a full house every night since it opened.
02. Phone us [immediately] if you have any problems.
03. The medicine had an [immediate] and positive effect.
04. A car-bomb threat was received at the embassy, and all vehicles in the [immediate] area were suspect.
05. Only the [immediate] family is permitted to visit the patient.
06. The presentation of certificates will begin [immediately] following supper.
07. Janet Flanner once said that genius is [immediate], whereas talent takes time.
08. There is a Slovenian proverb which says that one should speak the truth, but leave [immediately] after.
09. She is obviously very sick and needs to see a doctor [immediately].
10. Only the patient's [immediate] family is allowed to see him at this time.
11. We have looked at your resumé, but to be honest, we won't be needing any additional staff for the [immediate] future.
12. Please report any accidents [immediately] to the office.
13. Countries hit by the hurricane are in need of [immediate] aid in the form of money, food and medical supplies.
14. According to aid workers in the region, more food is required [immediately] to prevent mass starvation.
15. Call a hospital [immediately] if signs of a severe allergic reaction develop soon after you have been bitten or stung by an insect or spider.
16. There will be an assembly in the gym for all students [immediately] after lunch.
17. If there is ever a fire in the building, you must leave [immediately], and gather in the field by the oak tree.
18. If blood comes from the nose or ear following a blow to the head, phone a doctor [immediately].
19. On the islands of the Maldives, the best part of their fish catch is [immediately] chilled, and flown to Japan.
20. Get out of here! I demand that you leave [immediately]!
21. After realizing that his car had been stolen, he [immediately] phoned the police department.
22. The politician [immediately] congratulated his opponent when the election results were announced.
23. Cold water is the best [immediate] treatment for minor burns.
24. Could you please begin work on this [immediately]; the boss needs it as soon as possible.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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