Difference Between “Just” and “Only” [Infographic]

Difference between “just” and “only”

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Just

1. Just can indicate a short period of time when something happened.

Examples:
I have just arrived.
It has just broken.

2. It can have belittled meaning too.

Examples:
I am just a woman.
It is just an ordinary dog.

Only

1. Only has a meaning of one.

Examples:
I am the only woman here with degree.
This is the only restaurant over here in this village, no more choice.

2. It can be an adverb

Examples:
It is only a short time till we get there.
Do not scream! It is only water i splashed on you and it is very hot now.

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