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    #1

    correct verb

    He made / has made some cookies just now.

    Which verb should I use?

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    #2

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    We normally use the past tense with 'just now'.

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    #3

    Re: correct verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post

    We normally use the past tense with 'just now'.
    What do you mean by 'normally'? If not 'normally', then we use the other verb. Is that what you mean?

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    Re: correct verb

    Grammar books will tell you that the past tense is the one to use, but you will find the present perfect used occasionally. I would use the past here, but would not regard the present perfect as a straight error, though some would.

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    #5

    Re: correct verb

    Thanks, Tdol.

    I would prefer the past tense.

    However, if I'm not wrong, 'just now' has two meanings: (1) now or (2) a short while ago. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: correct verb

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    'just now' has two meanings: (1) now or (2) a short while ago. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    What are your examples?

    Note that, the present perfect focuses on the event, not when the event took place, which is why it's incompatible with adverbs that express specific time; e.g., just now.

    Ex: He called me just now.
    Ex: He has called me just now.

    If you want to get both meanings, you'll need two clauses:

    Ex: He has called me. Just now (he called me).

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    Thanks, Casiopea.

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