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Is 'just now' used in present perfect?
1. I saw her just now.
2. I'm busy just now.
3. I've seen her just now.
Is sentence 3 grammatical?
Last edited by wotcha22; 17-Sep-2013 at 17:21.
Re: Is 'just now' used in present perfect?
Sounds OK. In theory it should be OK to use the present perfect for a very recent action relevant to the present; however, I've just done a couple of quick searches in corpora and I can't find a single use of 'just now' with the present perfect. I'm pretty sure an American wouldn't say it as they use it a lot less than the British. I conclude that yes, it's grammatically OK but might sound strange to American ears.
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