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    just in time

    Hi,
    What does "just in time" mean? In a grammar book, it has the same meaning as "almost too late" does.

    we got to the station just in time for our train. (Here, it means we were too late to catch the train and missed it )
    A child ran into the road in front of the car -- I managed to stop just in time. (Here, it means that in the end, he/she had an accident with a child)

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    Re: just in time

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Hi,
    What does "just in time" mean? In a grammar book, it has the same meaning as "almost too late" does.

    We got to the station just in time for our train. (Here, it means we were too late to catch the train and missed it).


    Absolutely not! It means we almost missed our train; we nearly missed the train (but in the end, we did not miss it; we caught it with a few seconds/minutes to spare).

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    A child ran into onto the road in front of the car -- I managed to stop just in time. (Here, it means that in the end, he/she had an accident with a child)
    No. It means the car stopped and the accident didn't happen, but it was close!

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    Re: just in time

    A child ran into onto the road in front of the car
    In book, it was written as "Ran into" !!

    Anyway, how can I cross any words out in the editor section? Like what you did.

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    Re: just in time

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    In the book, it was written as "Ran into"!!
    It's wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Anyway, how can I cross any words out in the editor section, like what you did?
    Click on "Go Advanced" and use the ABC button.

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    Re: just in time

    Ran into the road​ sounds fine in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: just in time

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Ran into the road​ sounds fine in American English.
    It's fine in BrE too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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