lsp said:Yes, although you'd need to be sure that the context would help clarify the meaning for you. On its own there might be some confusion because just means only in the way you intended, but also "appena."
Do you want two apples?
No, just one will be enough.
Have you been home a long time?
No, I just arrived.
That is just about acceptable, but I would think it sounded strange because "just when everything is perfect" would lead me in a different direction.DanyD said:Is it correct to say "One can feel happy just when everything is perfect" to say that one can feel happy only if everything is perfect?
I'd agree. But you're right about the people who'll disagree-- abridgment of the present perfect to the simple past is one of those things that seems to sound very wrong to some BE speakers. So wrong it's hard to accept-- like "we got beat."lsp said:I'd say it's optional, at least in AE.
Exactly why I used it as an example of something that sounds bad to BE ears, and I was referring to the (slightly off-topic) beat-vs-beaten thing.E-J said:It's the use of form "beat" instead of the participle "beaten" which doesn't sound correct to me here. I realise this is off the point of DanyD's thread ... just couldn't resist commenting!
My astonishment in that thread was from discovering that just when I thought I had invented an impossible combination of AE-isms you all claimed it to be entirely natural.foxfirebrand said: