The Difference Between ‘Only’ and ‘Just’ for EFL Students

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There are many aspects of English where two options are possible… but not always!

I ate only/just one cookie.

I’ve seen only/just 1 movie this week.

I’ve visited only/just one foreign country.

Only/just two people showed up at the party.

I only/just use the computer for work, not for playing.

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I ate only/just one cookie.

I’ve just seen Luana in the street.

I’ve just mopped the floor and now it’s dirty again.

I’ve just remembered — Ann was looking for you.

I’ve just started working here.

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I’ve just seen Luana in the street.

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