English speakers use the word "just" a lot. What does it mean?
This is a question that comes up quite often in my classes, so I've decided to create a course on that word- just-. The truth is, it has many meanings. Weird, right? An English word with many meanings. However, there is a common theme among its meanings- to exaggerate something being small in amount or size. Let me explain more through examples:
I just want to talk.
I'm just going to finish this, and then we'll go.
A short time before
Join me as I take you through the uses of "just".
I was just thinking of you.
There are just a few left.
Just for fun.
I teach these expressions and much more in my new course Use JUST More Fluently. This is a word that I would take at least one class to teach in a class and you get it for FREE. Check it out. I just ask that you let me know if it's helpful. Practice giving feedback or asking questions on Twitter or Facebook, or you could always comment below as well. Thanks!