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Dear teacher

I rewrote #1 into #2 using "just." Is #2 correct sentence? If so, can I express the similar meaning as #1?

Here are the sentences:
#1 I lost the gloves which my father had bought me only the previous day.
#2 I lost the gloves which my father had just bought me the previous day.

I'm looking forward to a comment.

Yours truly,
Lina
 

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Lina said:
Dear teacher

I rewrote #1 into #2 using "just". Is #2 correct? If so, does it express a similar meaning as #1?

Here are the sentences:
#1 I lost the gloves which my father had bought me only the previous day.
#2 I lost the gloves which my father had just bought me the previous day.

Hi Lina,

First, in #1 I am confused as to what "only the previous day" modifies. Does it (a) modify "lost" or (b) "bought". That is, were the gloves lost only the previous day or were the gloves bought only the previous day?

Second, #2 differs from #1 in that it clearly expresses the gloves were just bought the previous day.

All the best,
 
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