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    Just in seconds or in just seconds

    Hello everyone, and thank you in advance for your time.

    Which of the following is correct:

    just in seconds

    in just seconds

    As a matter of fact, I’m aware that they’re both acceptable, but are they fully interchangeable? Should 'in just seconds' be used more about negative events/news or are they fully identical indeed? I will give more specific examples, if needed.

    Thank you once again for your time reading this!
    Last edited by DGray; 05-Jun-2014 at 13:59. Reason: vocabulary

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    #2

    Re: Just in seconds or in just seconds

    What is the context? "Just in seconds" is odd to me.

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    Re: Just in seconds or in just seconds

    I've never heard "Just in seconds". I'm inclined to think it's not used b native speakers.
    Still, we can tell you it's not interchangeable and not identical to the phrase that we do use.

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    Re: Just in seconds or in just seconds

    Thank you!

    Well, it is part of an advertising text about a software service that can be activated and start functioning very quickly. To be honest, I thought ‘just in seconds’ was the right expression. However, I’m not a native speaker.

    Example: Activate …and protect your computer in just seconds!

    It’s related to an academic assignment. I checked with Google but there’re plenty of results from various sources containing both ‘just in seconds’ and ‘in just seconds’.

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    #5

    Re: Just in seconds or in just seconds

    For me "in just seconds" works.

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    #6

    Re: Just in seconds or in just seconds

    Your sentence with "in just seconds" is correct.
    I've looked at a few of those Google hits. Many are full of other mistakes, indicating that they are not written by native speakers.

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    #7

    Re: Just in seconds or in just seconds

    Thanks!

    I’m really not sure where I’ve heard of ‘just in seconds’ but it was probably a movie (not the title) or another unreliable source. From now on, I know that it’s at least uncommon, so I will not use it.
    Last edited by DGray; 05-Jun-2014 at 16:36. Reason: typo

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