using "just as"


I have been told that the use of "just as" in the following sentence is wrong.

"Every moment was just as precious because it brought us to where we are today."

It seems fine to me, but I can't explain why. My friend tells me I should another word like "equally" or something, and my boyfriend says I can't use "just as" without repeating "as" again.

asked May 28 '13 at 01:54 Denise voutou New member

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You simply need to complete the comparison.  "Just as precious" as what?

link comment answered May 28 '13 at 13:09 Kimberly Expert

It might be okay only if you have already, previously in your text, identified some other experience which you are comparing "every moment" to.  But that would sound strange. It would sound odd indeed to compare some previous, discrete experience to the subsequent ongoingness implied by "every moment".  If you simply want to emphasize precious, then your boyfriend is correct: just precious is the best choice.

link comment answered May 28 '13 at 13:50 Shawn Mooney Expert

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