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    just v. just now v. newly

    "I'm fourteen and just finished the eighth grade."

    In the above sentence, can we use "just now" or "newly" instead of "just" ?


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    Re: just v. just now v. newly

    Newly is not possible. Just now​ is not possible there in American English, but I think I may have seen it in this usage in the British variety.
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    #3

    Re: just v. just now v. newly

    In my dialect of AmE, you can say "just now", but that emphasizes "now" (as in today, or within the last few hours).

    By the way, in my dialect we would omit "the" and say: "I'm fourteen and just finished eighth grade."
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