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What's the difference between "just" and "just now"? 所用语言: 中文 I' ve made mistakes. But anyhow I have known it. thanks a lot. :)
Jan 21, 2011 2:27 PM
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They are similar, they both can be used to describe something that happened recently. Ex: "I just got home," or "I just now got home." The difference is situational: you can say: "I just bought an iphone," which means you recently bought it, but if you are trying to say that you have been intending on buying one for a while, or if it has been available for a long time and you finally bought it, you would say "I just now bought an iphone." Hope this helps
January 21, 2011
Just now implies that the action happened fairly recently like a few minutes to an hour whereas "just" can be used for a longer period of time. The glass broke just now, or she called just now. Obama was elected just a few years ago and already he's having problems. I just spoke to him a few weeks ago. also "just" can be used to imply more things than time such as shock, I just couldn't believe it. or inferiority : You're just a jerk! you're just a student. ( like in replacement of "only": you're only a teacher)
January 21, 2011
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