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Discussion in 'English Only' started by sami33, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. sami33

    sami33 Senior Member

    Morocco
    arabic
    Hi

    Are the two following sentences correct?

    -----I've just done my homework.
    ----I just did my homework.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
  3. sami33

    sami33 Senior Member

    Morocco
    arabic
    I mean short time has passed since my homework was finished and done by me.
    I ask whether or not there is some difference between the two expressions. That is the real purpose of the question, if both expressions are correct.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  4. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    Thanks for the context. You could probably say both without too much fear of recrimination. I prefer 'I've just done my homework.'.
     
  5. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I share Beryl's preference (post #4), which suggests that the homework took some time and has just been completed. "I just did" somehow sounds as if it was all accomplished in the last five minutes, which doesn't seem quite right!;)
     
  6. sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    In the context set out at post 3, I could not say "I just did my homework", only "I've just done my homework". I don't use the simple past with temporal "just".
     

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