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Also, just a moment.

1

Wait a little bit. This expression is used before explaining oneself, as in Just a minute, I didn't mean that he was wrong, or to stop someone from something, as in Just a moment, I was here first. Also see hold everything.

2

Only a very short time, as in I'll be with you in just a minute.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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