I recently posed the following question on Facebook: “What word(s) do you repeat too often in writing and/or dialogue?” One word that appeared numerous times in the thread wasjust.
There are just so many ways to replacejustthat I just decided to write a post filled withjustalternatives just for all the writers who are just flabbergasted by the glut ofjustrepetitions in their WIPs.
If you had alaughattack when you read the previous paragraph, you’ll understand why people snicker — or sometimes discontinue reading a book — when they encounter similar passages.
Like many words in the English language, the adverbjustcomes with several meanings, each with its own connotations.
The following words and phrases can replace most occurrences.
Just, as inbarely:
hardly, scarcely, slightly
Just, as inexactly:
absolutely, accurately, altogether, closely, completely…
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