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    Hello,teachers just now

    Hello,teachers, I read a book named Oxford English Grammar Course, The writer are Michael Swan. Catherine Walter. On page 24, There is a sentence : I'm working just now. I think it's wrong. Because " just now" means past. It can't be Present progressive. What do you think?

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    Re: Hello,teachers just now

    not a teacher

    "just now" can mean (1) a short time ago, or (2) at this moment.

    (1) I had a great chat with a friend just now on the phone.
    (2) I can't deal with this problem just now, ask me later.

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    Re: Hello,teachers just now

    Thanks!English is really difficult!

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    Re: Hello,teachers just now

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Thanks!English is really difficult!
    You're making it more difficult for yourself if you think Michael Swan has got something wrong!

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    Re: Hello,teachers just now

    Especially a popular book that has gone through a dozen or more editions. Mind you, in China, he could have a cloned, scanned, grey-market knock-off.... (?) I've heard of this phenomenon, in any case.

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