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Which is correct?
Can you expect someone to smile ...
A. ... just after he had a terrible day?
B. ... after he has just had a terrible day?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
I was taught to avoid the word just where possible, but if using it to indicate immediacy, the only one that would be acceptable would be B.
- Gretchen SLv 72 months ago
They are both correct. I like B more.
- yet-knish!Lv 72 months ago
There's a difference in the emphasis on time between the two sentences. "Just after" means immediately after. "After he has just had" is less tight in terms of time.