Just now

I ____ her just now.


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maaram

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can you explain??
 

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I have seen her just now. :tick:
I saw her just now. - Acceptable, but not "perfect". - Usually used in the USA ;-)

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Now I understand
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I have seen her just now. :tick:
I saw her just now. - Acceptable, but not "perfect". - Usually used in the USA ;-)

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With just now, the simple past is very common in British English too. ;-)
 

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And what about:
I've just seen her.
I just saw her.

:?:

I thought "just now" was similar...

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The addition of now changes things a bit. Interestingly, it does the opposite of what you might assume and puts things into the past. ;-)
 
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Sorry, but this makes no sense to me.
Just now makes it past?
How can now be past?!

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Sorry, but this makes no sense to me.
Just now makes it past?
How can now be past?!

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We can use 'now' for the past- you'll find it in narratives as an alternative to then/at that moment:
Now he was getting very scared...
 

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"I have seen her just now" is the correct.

The word "now" isn't used in the past tense, "just" is used in the present perfect tense, "just now" is also used in the present perfect tense.

I'm not sure.

 
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I would vote for have seen
 

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I have done some digging and here it is:

According to Longman Dictionary

just now
(note: see the present tense here = can use perfect tense)
especially BrE (=at the present time)
There are a lot of bargains in the shops just now.

spoken just now (note: simple past progressive)
a) a moment ago
Was that you singing just now?

So in a sense, we can use both ;-)
 
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The action have just happened, then present perfect is right.


I saw her yesterday in the park. (simple past)
 

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I thought that both are same.

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This thread seems to be dragging on.

If you read Tdol's posts 5, 7, 10 and 14, you have the answers.
 

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Hi,
I don't have a clue which one is more acceptable, so let us look at these two sentences as 5-grams:

I have seen her just now.
I saw her just now.

have seen her just now:
Google Ngram Viewer

I saw her just now:
Google Ngram Viewer

Looking at graphs above 'I saw her just now' looks more widely used.

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