Presentation on theme: "Just [adverb] Grammar patterns 1) very recently: The plane has just arrived. 2) right now: Were just leaving. 3) exactly: Its just what I thought. 4) equally:"— Presentation transcript:
just [adverb] Grammar patterns 1) very recently: The plane has just arrived. 2) right now: Were just leaving. 3) exactly: Its just what I thought. 4) equally: This restaurant is just as expensive as the other one. 5) only: By the end of the lecture there were just three people in the room. 6) almost not, barely: Ive only just got enough money. 7) To add emphasis (= so): The sunset was just amazing. 8) To reduce emphasis (=simply): I just wondered if you were free tonight.
just Collocations just frequently combines with the following words: about, after/before, as, because,, enough, like, then and yet. The report is just about ready. The phone rang just as I was leaving. She got married just before her thirtieth birthday. Just because Im 16, it doesnt mean I am a baby. Theres just enough bread for lunch. Its just like Carlos not to leave a tip. It was just then that the rain started. Im not finished just yet
just Set phrases Just in time = with no time to spare. I arrived just in time for the start of the lesson. Just a minute/a second/a moment. Is ted there? Just a minute, Ill get him Just like that. She went out and got a job, just like that. Im just looking. Can I help you? Its OK. Im just looking.