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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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    #8

    Re: Just now

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
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    "I have seen her just now" is the correct.

    The word "now" isn't used in the past tense, "just" is used in the present perfect tense, "just now" is also used in the present perfect tense.

    I'm not sure.

    Last edited by Amal-30; 26-Oct-2010 at 22:42.

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    #9

    Re: Just now

    I would vote for have seen

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    #10

    Re: Just now

    I have done some digging and here it is:

    According to Longman Dictionary

    just now
    (note: see the present tense here = can use perfect tense)
    especially BrE (=at the present time)
    There are a lot of bargains in the shops just now.

    spoken just now (note: simple past progressive)
    a) a moment ago
    Was that you singing just now?

    So in a sense, we can use both
    Last edited by Eden Darien; 11-Nov-2010 at 19:24.

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