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    Question Using the adverb 'just' in a verbal clause in the perfect tenses.

    Hello Teachers.

    I'm worried about using 'just'.
    Look at the following example,please:

    "I sent you all the pictures you waiting for. I just had glanced my eyes over a few ones before I sent them."

    It would probably be better to write 'just' between 'had' and 'glanced' to make it looks like this : "I had just glanced...". However, I'm not shure that it doesn't change the meaning of the sentence above. I suppose that the variant with 'just' before 'had glanced' has the meaning 'only', and the second one means 'very recently' or 'very soon'

    Is it correct? What do you think?
    Last edited by Weaver67; 04-Feb-2012 at 12:43. Reason: Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Using the adverb 'just' in a verbal clause in the perfect tenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Weaver67 View Post

    What do you think?



    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I most respectfully submit that perhaps the tenses that you used should be

    changed.

    (a) Maybe something like:

    I have just sent you the pictures you have been waiting for. Don't worry! I just

    glanced over a few of them.

    (P.S. The word "glance" already includes the idea of "my eyes.")

    (P.P.S. My first "just" = recently; my second "just" = only.)

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    Re: Using the adverb 'just' in a verbal clause in the perfect tenses.

    Your variant is simpler and better to understand than that in my post.
    Thanks a lot!

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