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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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Anonymousa. Chubby men are just as attractive to women.
b. The program started just as he arrived.
These are two different meanings.

Chubby men are fully as attractive to women [as men who are trim]. ("just as much")

The program started at the very moment he arrived / was arriving. ("just in time")
Hi,

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.
Chubby men are equally attractive to women. The context requires a preliminary statement like
'Slim men are attractive to women', because what is being done is a comparison.

b. The program started just as he arrived. At the exact time he got there.

Clive
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Thank you, Avangi and Clive, for your answers. I now understand the phrase's meaning. Just a few questions on the placement of 'as' in your sentences:
AvangiChubby men are fully as attractive to women [as men who are trim].
Can I also place 'as' before 'fully' with no change in meaning, as follows? Which is natural?

Chubby men are as fully attractive to women [as men who are trim].
CliveChubby men are equally attractive to women.
Can I also add 'as' and say the following with no change in meaning? Which is natural between the following?

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

(missing image) Clive

Chubby men are equally attractive to women.
Can I also add 'as' and say the following with no change in meaning? Which is natural between the following?

Chubby men are equally as attractive to women. Yes

Chubby men are as equally attractive to women. No.

Clive
AnonymousChubby men are equally as attractive to women.
Most grammar guides advise against equally as in writing.

http://ethnicity.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/e.html

CJ
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Thank you, Clive, for your response. Thank you, too, CJ, for that additional info about the usage of "equally as".
CliveChubby men are as equally attractive to women. No
Does it mean that an adverb after 'as' and before an adjective is not grammatical and natural?
If so, the following sentence is not correct?
His writing was as poorly styled [as Mary's].

Also, is the sentence below also correct using 'as' as a substitute for 'like'? Or 'as' really needs to be added before 'beautiful'?

She is beautiful as Lisa. (= She is beautiful like Lisa.)
Hi,

(missing image) Clive

Chubby men are as equally attractive to women. No
Does it mean that an adverb after 'as' and before an adjective is not grammatical and natural?
If so, the following sentence is not correct?
His writing was as poorly styled [as Mary's].
The . . . .as . . . as . . . structure makes this sentence fine.

Also, is the sentence below also correct using 'as' as a substitute for 'like'? Or 'as' really needs to be added before 'beautiful'? You need the second 'as'.

She is beautiful as Lisa. (= She is beautiful, like Lisa.) Note the comma.

Clive
Thanks, Clive, for that explanation.
CliveHis writing was as poorly styled [as Mary's].
The . . . .as . . . as . . . structure makes this sentence fine.
I 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.
Slim men are attractive to women. Chubby men are as equally attractive to women.
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