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    #1

    just as = when

    Hi,

    I would like to ask if we must only use 'just as' to refer to two actions happening at the same time or an action that happens after something.

    1- The telephone rang just as I arrived home. (First I arrived, and then the telephone rang.)

    2- Just as
    Michael finished his dinner, John washed up and made coffee. (First Michael finished his dinner, and then John washed up and made coffee.)

    3- Just as
    Michael had finished his dinner, John washed up and made coffee. (The same as the two. But I am not sure if it is correct to use a perfect tense after 'just as.')

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: just as = when

    Usually, "just as" refers to two simultaneous actions.

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