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Hello everyone,

Could you please explain to me why "just" is wrong with past simple in the following sentence?

It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

I think if we remove the second part "and the rivers are rising", "It just rained in the north today." will be okay. Is that right? As follows:

It just rained in the north today.

PS. I think it's illogical because the speaker says, "The raining just started and the rivers are rising very soon.", and it is illogical because rising the rivers take some time. Is that right?

Regards,

Joseph

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Joseph ACould you please explain to me why "just" is wrong with past simple in the following sentence?

Who told you it's wrong?

teechrWho told you it's wrong?

Thanks a lot, teechr.

Yesterday, I posted a question including the sentence "It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising", and AlpheccaStars crossed the "just". Today, I wanted to know if the "just" was wrong because of the second sentence "and the rivers are rising". Here is a screenshot of her reply:



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I have a great respect for her. Indeed, I don't want to verify her answer. I just want to know if the "just" is wrong because of the second part of the sentence or not.

Regards,

Joseph

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Can you post the link to the thread please?

teechrCan you post the link to the thread please?

Thanks a lot.

Yes, I can.

Here is the link:

https://www.englishforums.com/English/Grammar/bqgghq/post.htm

If it's not accessible, please visit my profile. It is the third post from top to the bottom.

Regards,

Joseph

I suggest you ask that question in the original thread. Let's see what answer you get.

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teechrI suggest you ask that question in the original thread. Let's see what answer you get.

Thanks a lot, teechr.

I did it, but I don't know how to delete this thread.

Excuse me teechr, could you please tell me if the following sentence is correct?

It has been raining in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

I think it is okay. Is that right?

Regards,

Joseph

Yes, it works.

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