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    #1

    Using "just" as an adverb

    Consider following sentences.


    1:-I just have to go to London.
    2:-I have just to go to London.


    Please tell me is 2nd sentence right ,if it is right then does it have sense different than the first sentence?

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    #2

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    2 is OK, and it means that this is the only place you have to visit.

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    #3

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    I don't find 2 natural, but find 1 acceptable, but that's just my opinion.

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    #4

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I don't find 2 natural
    Is it as unnatural as 'I want just to ...'?

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    #5

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    Yes, in my view.

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    #6

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    2 is grammatical but unnatural (we say that so often!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

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    I often think that it should be forgivable for non-native speakers like me to say something grammatical but unnatural.

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    #8

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    2 is OK, and it means that this is the only place you have to visit.

    Dear sir ,
    I tried google searches for many options and all of them fetched adequate results.
    "have to just go to" fetched 22,90,000 results
    "have to just to go to" fetched 11,50,000 results
    "have just to go to" fetched 14,60,000 results

    which of the above are correct when I want to convey the same sense as stated by you (
    his is the only place you have to visit.)

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    #9

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    Why not say 'London is the only place I have to go'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: Using "just" as an adverb

    "have to just to go to" is completely incorrect. It doesn't mattere how many hits you got for it on Google.

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