03 / 05 / 2010

JUST-1: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a good weekend.

For the next few days we are going to look at expressions that use the word just in them. In the past we have seen the following expressions that use the words just: 

It is just as well
(November 21, 2005)
Just in case (January 31, 2006)
Just in time (September 17, 2009).

Just can be an adjective or an adverb, but it is most commonly used as an adverb, which is where we will start.

Today's expression is: just (like / what / as)

Meaning: exactly

Example 1:
This sweater is just my size.

Example 2:
He looks just like his father.

Example 3:
Thank you so much for the gift. It is just what I wanted.

Example 4:
The film ended just as I expected it would.

In these examples, we could replace just with the word exactly and they would have exactly the same meaning.

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