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Languages => Language-specific analysis => English => Topic started by: mallu on April 22, 2014, 10:33:42 PM

Title: Just can't &can't just
Post by: mallu on April 22, 2014, 10:33:42 PM
Is there any difference between 1) I just can't beat a GrandMater&2)I can't just beat a GrandMaster.I sense some difference between them,but not sure .
Kindly help
Title: Re: Just can't &can't just
Post by: freknu on April 22, 2014, 11:25:31 PM
Loosely translated:


The difference is in with which word "just" is linked.

Title: Re: Just can't &can't just
Post by: Daniel on April 23, 2014, 12:12:08 AM
There are also readings like this:
1) simply impossible
2) not only