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    about "just"

    Please teach me if this usage of "just" is correct or not , and
    the reason why. Do you use " just " in the past perfect tense?


    ex: "My cousin had just finished her third year at college."

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    Re: about "just"

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Please teach me if this usage of "just" is correct or not , and
    the reason why. Do you use " just " in the past perfect tense?


    ex: "My cousin had just finished her third year at college."
    The adverb just is commonly used with the present perfect tense to show that an action happened very recently:

    My cousin has just finished her third year at college.

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    Re: about "just"

    Dear Teia,


    Thank you very much. I thought the same thing of you.

    That's why when I found this sentence a workbook, I was confused a bit.

    There wasn't any explanations about it.

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    Re: about "just"

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Please teach me if this usage of "just" is correct or not , and
    the reason why. Do you use " just " in the past perfect tense? Yes!
    When 9/11 happened, I had just moved to New York. (= I moved to New York just before 9/11 happened.)


    ex: "My cousin had just finished her third year at college. This is a correct sentence.
    The context is that you are talking about something in the past, and at that time your cousin had just finished her third year at college.

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    Re: about "just"

    Dear 2006,


    Thank you so much for your explanation.

    Now I really understand the context of that sentence and

    why "had" can be used in it. Thanks alot.

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