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    "just" vs "just as" vs "already"

    Hi

    How do these sentences differ with one another in terms of its meaning?


    I was just watching TV when the phone rang.
    Just as I was watching TV, the phone rang.
    I was already watching TV when the phone rang. (Is this sentence true?)

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    Re: "just" vs "just as" vs "already"

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Hi

    How do these sentences differ with one another in terms of its meaning?


    I was just watching TV when the phone rang.
    Just as I was watching TV, the phone rang.
    I was already watching TV when the phone rang. (Is this sentence true?)
    They are all unnatural. The first two would be OK without "just" and the third one would be good without "already"..

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    Re: "just" vs "just as" vs "already"

    You should say "Is this sentence correct?", not "... true".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "just" vs "just as" vs "already"

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Hi

    How do these sentences differ with one another in terms of its meaning?


    I was just watching TV when the phone rang.
    Just as I was watching TV, the phone rang.
    I was already watching TV when the phone rang. (Is this sentence true?)
    The following variants are correct:
    1 - ?
    2. "Just as I was sitting down to watch TV, the phone rang."
    3. "Kate phoned me to tell me to turn on the TV, but I was already watching TV when the phone rang."

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    Re: "just" vs "just as" vs "already"

    What about the first one?

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    Re: "just" vs "just as" vs "already"

    If the first one means that you were not doing anything important, you were merely watching TV, then it's possible.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Oct-2013 at 09:06. Reason: Fixing typo

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