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    #1

    Just with present perfect

    When I want to say that something has just happened "very recently" I use present perfect because something has just happened and has a present relevance or because it has just happened only?

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    Re: Just with present perfect

    I think you've answered your own question, in a way. By using "just", you're implying some kind of relevance to the present!
    Otherwise, please give us a more concrete example(s) to consider.

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    #3

    Re: Just with present perfect

    Both the past simple and the present perfect are possible with "just".

    I just got back from Spain.
    I've just finished my dinner.

    Other tenses are possible, of course, depending on context.

    I'm just finishing my dinner. I'll be with you in five minutes.
    She had just finished her homework.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-May-2017 at 07:23. Reason: Fixed typo - thanks Piscean
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Just with present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Both the present simple and the present perfect are possible with "just".

    I just got back from Spain.
    I've just finished my dinner.
    I think you meant 'past simple'.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-May-2017 at 07:24. Reason: Fixed typo

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