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Hello,

Could you please explain the meaning of the expression "just as" in the sentences below? I can't find the phrase's meaning in the dictionary.

a. Chubby men are just as attractive to women.
b. The program started just as he arrived.

Thank you.
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Hi,
think I misunderstood it at first, so an adverb is fine in this form: "as [adverb] [adjective]".
So the following sentences are correct as well, please confirm.
Mary's composition was badly written. John's writing was as poorly styled. This sounds OK, although I think it is not something you'd commonly hear said.

Slim men are attractive to women. Chubby men are as equally attractive to women. The word 'equally' seems completely wrong here.
OK would be
Chubby men are as attractive to women.
Chubby men are equally attractive to women.
Chubby men are also attractive to women.

Clive
Thanks so much for your clarification.

I see it is my usage of the word "equally" that is wrong in my sentence.
I would use one of your versions instead.

Again, thank you. Great help!
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Hi,

Yes.
Another way to look at it is that, in these examples, 'as' and 'equally' have the same meaning.

Chubby men are as attractive to women.
Chubby men are equally attractive to women.

So, it's repetition to say 'as equally attractive'.

Clive
Thanks, Clive, for your additional explanation.
CliveSo, it's repetition to say 'as equally attractive'.
I see it's repetition to say 'as equally'.

Also, I asked earlier about the following (inverted version) if it was natural, and your answer was 'yes'. Do you think I should just avoid this in graded writing? I think it' again redundant. However, I believe it's fine in casual speech, isn't it?
Clive
Chubby men are equally as attractive to women.
Yes
Hi,

You have the right idea.

Clive
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Okay, thanks so much for your confirmation. I really appreciate it. Emotion: smile
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