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.



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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