View Poll Results: I ____ her just now.

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  • saw

    194 39.67%
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    225 46.01%
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    Default Re: Just now

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
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    "I have seen her just now" is the correct.

    The word "now" isn't used in the past tense, "just" is used in the present perfect tense, "just now" is also used in the present perfect tense.

    I'm not sure.

    Last edited by Amal-30; 26-Oct-2010 at 22:42.

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    Default Re: Just now

    I would vote for have seen

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    Default Re: Just now

    I have done some digging and here it is:

    According to Longman Dictionary

    just now
    (note: see the present tense here = can use perfect tense)
    especially BrE (=at the present time)
    There are a lot of bargains in the shops just now.

    spoken just now (note: simple past progressive)
    a) a moment ago
    Was that you singing just now?

    So in a sense, we can use both
    Last edited by Eden Darien; 11-Nov-2010 at 18:24.

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    Default Re: Just now

    Quote Originally Posted by Amal-30 View Post

    The word "now" isn't used in the past tense
    Now is used with the past tense sometimes- you'll find it used this way in narratives, for instance.

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    Default Re: Just now

    Both of them are correct!

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    Default Re: Just now

    The action have just happened, then present perfect is right.


    I saw her yesterday in the park. (simple past)

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    Question Re: Just now

    I thought that both are same.


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    Default Re: Just now

    This thread seems to be dragging on.

    If you read Tdol's posts 5, 7, 10 and 14, you have the answers.

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    Default Re: Just now

    Hi,
    I don't have a clue which one is more acceptable, so let us look at these two sentences as 5-grams:

    I have seen her just now.
    I saw her just now.

    have seen her just now:
    Google Ngram Viewer

    I saw her just now:
    Google Ngram Viewer

    Looking at graphs above 'I saw her just now' looks more widely used.

    Regards

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