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    wotcha22 is offline Newbie
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    Default 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?
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    Pangus is offline Junior Member
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    Default 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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