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Position of still and just

The adverbs still and just go before the main verb.

  • I still love you.
    (still/adverb – love/verb)
  • I will just do it.
  • All my family still live there.

If there is an auxiliary verb, they go after it but before the main verb.

  • I had just left when he arrived.
    (had/auxiliary verb – just/adverb – left/verb)
  • I have still not called Jan.
  • Have you just eaten my last chocolate?

If there are two auxiliary verbs, they go between them.

  • They have just been informed.
    (have/auxiliary verb – just/adverb – been/auxiliary verb – informed/verb)
  • She has just been reading your private letters.