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    #2

    Re: Just now

    can you explain??

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    Re: Just now

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    I have seen her just now.
    I saw her just now. - Acceptable, but not "perfect". - Usually used in the USA

    Cheers!

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    #4

    Re: Just now

    Now I understand
    Thank you for replying

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    Re: Just now

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    I have seen her just now.
    I saw her just now. - Acceptable, but not "perfect". - Usually used in the USA

    Cheers!
    With just now, the simple past is very common in British English too.

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    #6

    Re: Just now

    And what about:
    I've just seen her.
    I just saw her.



    I thought "just now" was similar...

    Cheers!

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    #7

    Re: Just now

    The addition of now changes things a bit. Interestingly, it does the opposite of what you might assume and puts things into the past.

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    Re: Just now

    Sorry, but this makes no sense to me.
    Just now makes it past?
    How can now be past?!

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    #9

    Re: Just now

    are both ok?? is it just about perfection?

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    Re: Just now

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Sorry, but this makes no sense to me.
    Just now makes it past?
    How can now be past?!

    Cheers!
    We can use 'now' for the past- you'll find it in narratives as an alternative to then/at that moment:
    Now he was getting very scared...

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