Which one would you consider correct:

This quick note is to just inform you that...


This is a quick note to just inform you that...

Obviously, the second one is widely used, but I don't know about the first one

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    Although the first sentence is a little unusual, they are both grammatical. The specific way in which you form the sentence is subjective and open to personal opinion and style. Dec 16, 2018 at 15:41

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I would suggest:

This is a quick note to inform you [...]

If you would like to maintain the "just", it should go in before the subject:

This is just a quick note [...]

Without the "just" your first sentence would be valid. It focuses on the purpose of the note, whereas the second focuses on the existence of the note: "A note to inform." vs. "This is a note."

  • Using just between is and to as "This quick note is just to inform you" would still be wrong?
    – Hank
    Dec 16, 2018 at 10:03
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    No, that would be correct, though I'm not sure why... Perhaps it needs to come directly after the verb? Dec 16, 2018 at 10:10

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