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    just (slight possibility)

    "Try his home number. He might just be in."
    "Jackson is leaving the Detroit Red Wings and just could be transferred to the Boston Bruins."

    Does using "just" make the possibility of an action slighter? (Without "just" the chances are, say, 20% whereas with "just" the chances are 10%).
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    Wink Re: just (slight possibility)

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    "Try his home number. He might just be in."
    "Jackson is leaving the Detroit Red Wings and just could be transferred to the Boston Bruins."

    Does using "just" make the possibility of an action slighter? (Without "just" the chances are, say, 20% whereas with "just" the chances are 10%).
    Yes, I feel the same about these phrases - the chances that something happens are even less than likely.
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