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    Just as

    Hi,

    "Just as I saw her walking with another boy, I got shocked." This is not true but just a sentence I made myself. Here I want "just as" to mean "as soon as". Is it correct? I believe I have seen it using somewhere in the meaning of "as soon as". I checked it(just as) in the dictionary but I could find another meaning.

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    Re: Just as

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi,

    "Just as I saw her walking with another boy, I got shocked." This is not true but just a sentence I made myself. Here I want "just as" to mean "as soon as". Is it correct? I believe I have seen it using somewhere in the meaning of "as soon as". I checked it(just as) in the dictionary but I could find another meaning.

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    It's not a natural sentence. Try "I was shocked when I saw her walking with another boy".

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    Re: Just as

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi,

    "Just as I saw her walking with another boy, I got shocked." This is not true but just a sentence I made myself. Here I want "just as" to mean "as soon as". Is it correct? I believe I have seen it using somewhere in the meaning of "as soon as". I checked it(just as) in the dictionary but I could find another meaning.

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    An example of the use you intended: Just as I entered the kitchen, the microwave oven exploded.

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    Re: Just as

    "Just as" in MNY's example, means "At exactly the same time as". Even though you were shocked at the same time as you saw her walking with another boy, the two actions were more long term. She was walking and you were shocked. Those are not events that last just a second, unlike the events in MNY's example.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Just as

    I thought there was no usage of "just as". I mean no any word as "just as". I knew the exact meaning of it but I wanted to make sure and I couldn't find it in the dictionary so I had to come for you and I agree that my context was not fit enough to use "just as". Now it's clear. It means same things happens at the same time. Mike's example was very useful. Thanks all.
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 08-Sep-2013 at 04:46. Reason: typo

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