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    #1

    "was just a woman"?

    8. "Mary was just a woman, yet she gave birth to the King of Kings." The coordinating conjunction in this sentence is . . . .

    just
    birth
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    1 not involving anything more than the thing that you are mentioning

    2 morally right, or supported by a good reason

    http://www.onelook.com/?w=just&ls=a
    I could not make up my mind about what the word (just) in the given context means. My feeling is that it could be the first supplied definition. Any help, please?

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    #2

    Re: "was just a woman"?

    not a teacher

    Yes, in this context #1 (simply, only, no more than) is the intended meaning.

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    Re: "was just a woman"?

    Which has nothing to do with the grammar or vocabulary.

    You do know that "just" is not the answer to the question, right?
    FANBOYS.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "was just a woman"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Which has nothing to do with the grammar or vocabulary.

    You do know that "just" is not the answer to the question, right?
    FANBOYS.
    OK, the question is about picking out the coordinating conjunction, which is obvious.

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    Re: "was just a woman"?

    I daresay it's not obvious to many English learners.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Jan-2015 at 09:41. Reason: Fixing typo.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "was just a woman"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I could not make up my mind about what the word (just) in the given context means. My feeling is that it could be the first supplied definition. Any help, please?
    Leaving all the religious stuff aside "just" is best. If forced to choose an alternative my choice would be "merely".

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    #7

    Re: "was just a woman"?

    Coordinating conjunctions - FANBOYS - for and nor but or yet so

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    Last edited by tedmc; 25-Jan-2015 at 09:29.

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