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Hospital Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen go to hospital, where Stephen is examined and has X-rays taken.

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We can use the word 'just' to be more polite and to reassure people. For example, the doctor says:

  • The nurse just needs to do some tests.

We usually use 'just' before the main verb in a sentence:

  • Can you just wait for a few minutes?
  • Just try to relax.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi, I have a question

What does this one mean, eh? I see it all the time, but I don't know when I should to say it.

hello , i have three questions could you guys help me ?. 1- If we want to use neither in other way like 'neither your elbow and your ankle is broken'.
2- When we start our sent our sentence by saying 'either' like either you go to the Uk or France , is that sound like we are giving choices ?.
3- Using 'just' after the verb or before are both ways right ? i just want or i want just .

Many Thanks

Hello Fouka,

1. The normal construction for giving negative alternatives is 'neither.... nor'. Your first example should therefore be 'neither your elbow nor your ankle is broken'.

2. I'm not sure I'd describe these as choices as that implies that the person can choose. A better word would be 'alternatives' as we may have no control over the outcome. For example, I can say 'My car is old and unreliable in the winter. Either it starts in the morning or it doesn't - there's no way to tell.'

3. There is a difference in meaning based on the position of 'just':

I just want £10. (I don't want anything else)

I want just £10. (£10 is a very small amount)

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



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