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ivygreen

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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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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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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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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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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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