right collocations

right collocations


give right

Just because you’re older than me doesn’t give you the right to tell me what to do!

stand up for right

Don’t let them push you around. You’ve got to stand up for your rights.

know right

You can’t arrest me without charging me. I know my rights. So, what am I meant to have done?

abuse right

Reports suggest that human rights are being systematically abuse in their prisons.

campaigned for right

Martin Luther King campaigned for civil rights for black people in the US in the 1960’s.

have right

Everyone has the right to freedom of speech.


The police officer told the prisoner that he had the right to remain silent.

The management of this club reserve the right to refuse entrance to anyone under the influence of alcohol.

We must respect the rights of independent states to govern themselves.

Our company has been granted the exclusive rights to distribute Heinle books in India.

When the Prince married a divorced woman, he gave up his right to become king.

I have a lot of respect for the civil rights movement.

I don’t know the rights and wrongs of the situation.

You can’t walk along this path. It’s not a right of way.

I don’t agree with some of the tactics of the animal rights people.

You have no right to treat anyone like that!


basic right

In a democratic society free speech is a basic right.

automatic right

Why should people who are found guilty have the automatic right of appeal? I just don’t understand!

equal right

How can the government claim to support equal rights when there are so few women in important positions in the party?

legal right

I would check with a lawyer first, if you’re unsure of your legal rights.

every right

After the way you’ve been treated, you have every right to complain.

human right

Food, shelter, education, clothing, health care are all basic human rights.


The new government affirmed its commitment to equal rights.

Should we intervene in the internal affairs of countries where there are serious abuses of human rights?

For many years Germaine Greer has been an indefatigable campaigner for women’s rights.

There is a lot of competition between airlines for the right to fly between London and New York.

The President vigorously defended his country’s record on human rights.

I think if you refuse to pay the bill, you are acting well within your rights. After all, the TV doesn’t work!



  •  Note the following:

The house belongs to me by right. I inherited it from my grandfather.

  •  Note how we say someone’s behavior is wrong:

You have no right to park in front of my house!


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