I’ve become conscious that “just” has crept into my email vocabulary.
- “I’m just writing to ask…”
- “I just need to know…”
When used this way, it’s apologetic and has no place in making solid requests. Contrast with the significantly stronger examples below.
- “I’m writing to ask…”
- “I need to know…”
just asked you do something for me, which form are you most likely to respond to? (Poll)