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    Post The Adverd Just and its position

    Hi! I just joined and am just started on the Beginner ESL Grammar Test. I have a question regarding the position of the adverd "just." I am a little confused, so please tell me which way is correct.

    Just: I am just finished with the homework.
    I just am finished with the homework.


    Thank you!

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    Re: The Adverd Just and its position

    Chiminhtui, which test were you doing? I have looked for the question but couldn't find it and it looks a bit strange with 'am' instead of 'have', and the natural answer would be 'have just finished'. In answer to your question, just can go in various positions depending on what it is modifying:
    Just I did it = I was the only one who did it.
    I just spoke to him = I spoke to him recently or I only spoke (= I didn't shout, etc)

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    Re: The Adverd Just and its position

    I am just finished with the homework.
    This could mean that you have this minute finished the homework. "Just now." Whew!
    It could also mean that it's all you have done so far. You still have to do the dishes.

    I just am finished with the homework.
    This might mean both, as well, but more likely means you still have to do the dishes.

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    Re: The Adverd Just and its position

    Thank you so much for answering my question. Yes, this question is on the Beginner-ESL Grammar TEST under Adverds and its Position (or something in that nature). However, under the question of the word "Just," the person who wrote the test forgot to give any examples/multiple choices of the usage of the word "Just" but instead he/she used the word "yet" in the examples.

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    Re: The Adverd Just and its position

    How can I rephrase this to make the meanings of either cases clearer?

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