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    1- That makes sense.
    what’s the meaning of this sentence?

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    2- what’s the meaning of (just before-just after)??

    could you give me some sentences about them?.

    Thanks ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by learner. View Post
    2- what’s the meaning of (just before-just after)??

    could you give me some sentences about them?.

    Thanks ..
    Fivejedjon answered something here:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...3214-just.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by learner. View Post
    1- That makes sense.
    what’s the meaning of this sentence?

    It means that "that looks OK" or "that seems to fit". It depends on the context.
    Try to understand it by the context.

    For instance:
    "The eingenvector of an operator cannot be the null vector."
    "Why not?"
    "Because if that were the case, any scalar would be an eingenvalue."
    "Hmm, that makes sense."

    or

    "I think that the number one should be considered a prime as well."
    "Oh really, why do you think so?"
    "It is only a multiple of itself and of one."
    "But then there would be no other primes besides one, think about it."
    (after a few secs)
    "Yeah, that makes sense. I think you are right."

    It really depends on the context.

    Does that make sense to you?

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