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    Red face Just has?

    Is using 'just has' correct?

    Example:
    She just has to put up with him.


    I'm having doubts because it sounds awkward to me although I know that shouldn't be the basis on determining whether a sentence is grammatically correct or not.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Just has?

    Do you understand that "has to" in this sentence means "is required to"?

    This meaning of "just" (an adverb here) is 3a : only, simply <just last year> <just be yourself> (Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online)

    She simply has no choice other than to put up with him.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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