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


Difference between “just” and “only”

Just

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

  • I have just arrived.
  • It has just broken.

2. It can have belittled meaning too.

  • I am just a woman.
  • It is just an ordinary dog.

Only

1. Only has a meaning of one.

  • 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

  • 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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