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    Default just have received / have just received

    We just have received the goods ordered.
    We have just received the goods ordered.

    Which is the correct sentence?

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    We have just received the goods ordered.

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    Default Re: just have received / have just received

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    We just have received the goods ordered.
    We have just received the goods ordered.

    Which is the correct sentence?

    Many thanks.

    We have just received the goods ordered.
    This is where the adverb generally goes in English - between the auxillary "have" and the main verb.
    "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers"
    "You know, I'd never really wanted to see New Orleans".
    "I have only had it for three days, and it is damned-well broken already!"

    There are choices occasionally, but you'll generally be right with ( have + adverb + main verb)

    Note 1. This doesn't necessarily apply to negative constructions.
    Note 2. The
    situation is more complicated with the modals verbs.


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    Default Re: just have received / have just received

    According to different grammar books (such as English Grammar in Use), we say I have just received. I do not know the rule, but in all the examples I read just occurs between the auxilary and the main verb.

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    Default Re: just have received / have just received

    Lots of good advice here. One addition: note that Raymott said the adverb usually goes between the auxiliary and the verb. What's difficult about 'have' in (particular) is that it has several other duties:

    I have just seen - auxiliary
    I just have/have just one cat - possession
    I just have to see him - semi-modal

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    Default Re: just have received / have just received

    Thanks to all the fellow members who responded.

    Hi Moderator Bob

    Nowadays I seldom see Tdol, you and the other moderators answering. The questions are usually answered by other members. Are you all given other duties?

    However, I note that Anglika often responds to queries.

    Has there been a re-distribution of duties?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: just have received / have just received

    Nope. Anglika's the most active of us, but I'm averaging over 7 posts a day - any more than that and MrsK would complain . Click here UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum - Forum Statistics , and set Number of Results to 10 - I'm ranked 8th most frequent poster, and should make 7th by the end of the year. But many of us have jobs to do, and the forum is a leisure activity that must sometimes take second place.

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    Last edited by BobK; 01-Nov-2008 at 15:43. Reason: Fic typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    any more than that and MrsK would complain .

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