Just Two Little Words

They’re just two little words, but when I see them written together at the beginning of a sentence it’s like hitting a pothole:

Just then …

I don’t know whether it’s just me, but I find that a really lame way to begin a sentence.  Just then X walked into the room,  Just then there was a knock at the door,  Just then I had a thought.

The phrase ‘just then’ is kind of redundant when you think about it.  Of course it happened just then, otherwise it wouldn’t have been written there.  What’s wrong with just saying X walked into the room?  (apart from the fact that it’s as dull as dishwater!)  Or A knock at the door startled me.  Perhaps Like lightning, inspiration struck.

Really, the English language has so much more to offer than ‘Just then…’

Have you struck any potholes lately?  Do share!


About Fiction Aficionado

Homeschooling mum, word lover, reader extraordinaire, and follower of Christ
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One Response to Just Two Little Words

  1. RedHeadedBookLover says:

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your post! To say it is great (not just this post, all of yours!) is an understatement. You are really talented (:
    Because of how much I loved this post I had to check out your blog and I couldn’t help but follow you because your blog is both amazing and beautiful! I am so happy I came across your blog and I can’t wait to read more from you, keep it up (:
    By the way this comment is towards all of your blog posts because they are all equally amazing and incredible (:


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