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Message de vaiana posté le 28-08-2019 à 11:55:22 (S | E | F)
I often come across "just + preterite" even though I thought the present perfect must be
Example: "I just set up the game on my phone".
What is the difference between "I have just set up" and "I just set up".
I've also already seen "Just set up", without the subject.
Modifié par lucile83 le 28-08-2019 15:21
Réponse : Just /preterite de gerondif, postée le 28-08-2019 à 12:14:29 (S | E)
Normally we say in British English :
I saw him a minute ago. The action is set in the past, and no present consequence is implied.
I have just seen him. Maybe he's still in the building, if you run, you may catch up with him and give him that important file.
People who mix the two or countries where the present perfect is losing ground will say: I just saw him. It is heard and said. Whether it is justified in traditional grammar or not is something else, just being used in the sense of a short time ago.
Just set up is I suppose short for: I have just set this up.
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