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    just in case of

    Hi,

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie..._1#case_1__910

    In case of fire, ring the alarm bell.

    I'd like to ask if we can put 'just' before 'in case of' in the above sentence: Just in case of fire, ring the alarm bell.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: just in case of

    No — that would serve no useful purpose.

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    Re: just in case of

    No. The phrases "just in case" and "in case of" can't be combined. They have different uses.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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