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.

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How do you know if you've broken a bone?

Feeilng pain,swelling, bruising or tenderness around the injured area etc...

am suffring from injured

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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 .

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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,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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.

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I really didn't know that males could be 'nurses' too!

Hello, May I ask you one question.
How's diffirent about anyway and however?

Hello sommai,

'However' is used to show a contrast. It is most often used at the beginning of a sentence. For example:

It's not a good idea. However, you can do it if you wish.

Anyway is generally used at the beginning of the sentence to show a change of subject.

So those are my plans for this weeken. Anyway, tell me about your holiday... 

'Anyway' can also be used to show a contrast and in this use is usually used at the end of a sentence. For example:

I wasn't a good idea but he did it anyway.

In this use the meaning is similar to 'nevertheless'.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir,
What about Although, Eventhough and Despite. Could it be used in same way?

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