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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?

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    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.

  • 2 months ago

    They are both correct.  I like B more.

  • 2 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.

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