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    Position of 'just'

    Hello, I'd like to know if the position of the adverb JUST in the following sentence:

    I got back from holiday just tonight.

    Actually, I think the correct one is: I just got back from holiday tonight.
    Is the first one acceptable?

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    Re: Position of adverbs

    I see no need for the combination of "just" and "tonight" in the same sentence anyway. "Just" means "very recently" so if you're speaking on the same evening, it would be tautologous.

    A: I just got back from my holiday.
    B: When did you get back?
    A: Tonight!

    I got back from my holiday tonight.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Position of adverbs

    I am not a teacher.

    That seems a little bit pedantic. It may be tautologous but it is very common.

    What about 'just now'? You can't get more tautologous than that, but everybody says it. It's used for emphasis.

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    Re: Position of adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by clairec View Post
    Is the first one acceptable?
    Yes, it is. Some people may like it much, but it is OK.

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    Re: Position of adverbs

    I have changed your thread title, clairec.

    You are only asking about one adverb.

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