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    #1

    just

    Hello!

    In books I've seen both variants.

    They just arrived.
    They have just arrived.

    As far as I know according to British books "just" is used with present perfect.
    Can we use past simple with it?

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    #2

    Re: just

    We have found many times on this forum that frequently where the simple past is acceptable in AmE, BrE requires the present perfect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: just

    The present perfect is the grammatical one. As ems said, many Americans would use the first.

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