The next word in our vocabulary boost series is JUST. JUST can be used as an adverb or an adjective. JUST is a high frequency word that when we use it as an adverb, it can be used as a synonym of only, barely, really or simply. When it is an adjective it can mean fair, decent or open-minded. There are numerous collocations and phrases using JUST.

As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.

 

Collocations:

To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

 

just because

just in time

just in case

just around the corner

just a minute

just a minute

just my luck

just the same as

just a moment

just for fun

just looking

just now

just about

 

Key note: we use just in the imperative, in this case it means simply

Just do it!

Just listen!

Just give it to me!

Just go!

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