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Has just won vs. just won #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 14, 2012 18:34 pm   Has just won vs. just won
 

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ESL/EFL Test #224 "Confusing Words test (7)", question 10

Raymond is a mathematician. He just ......... an award for his work in the field of quantum physics.

(a) one
(b) won
(c) wand
(d) wan

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #224 "Confusing Words test (7)", answer 10

Raymond is a mathematician. He just won an award for his work in the field of quantum physics.

Correct answer: (b) won

Your answer was: correct
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why not: he has just won?

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Saneta
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Has just won vs. just won #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 14, 2012 18:41 pm   Has just won vs. just won
 

Hi Saneta,

There is a case for using past simple or present perfect. I would choose present perfect as my preferred tense here.

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