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    #1

    just/even

    What is the difference between these two? No difference at all?

    When I just drink a cup of wine, I get drunk.
    When I drink just a cup of wine, I get drunk.


    Plus if those justs were replaced with 'even', how would the meaning of the sentence change?

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    #2

    Re: just/even

    Here you want to emphasize on the fact that you get drunk with only a cup of wine, so put "just" before "a cup of wine". I think No. 2 is better.
    And if you want to use "even" in your sentence, rewrite it this way:
    Even a cup of wine makes me drunk.
    or
    Even with a cup of wine, I get drunk.
    or
    I get drunk even with a cup of wine.

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    #3

    Re: just/even

    So to you these sounds awkward?

    When I even drink a cup of wine, I get drunk.
    When I drink even a cup of wine, I get drunk.

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    #4

    Re: just/even

    Not awkward, but prefer to say:
    Even when I drink a cup of wine, I get drunk.
    or
    I get drunk even when I drink a cup of wine

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