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Phrases To Absolutely Avoid Using In Work Email

“Per my last email…”, ugh

A new survey from Adobe asked about 1,000 people what phrases always make you roll your eyes when you see them in work email. So many, right!?

Well, about a quarter of us say the phrase that most gets under our skin is: “Not sure if you saw my last e-mail … ”

Here are the work e-mail phrases that pretty much everyone hates:

  • “Not sure if you saw my last email … ” — 25%
  • “Per my last email … ” — 13%
  • “Per our conversation … ” — 11%
  • “Any updates on this?” — 11%
  • “Sorry for the double e-mail” — 10%
  • “Please advise.” — 9%
  • “As previously stated … ” — 9%
  • “As discussed … ” — 6%
  • “Re-attaching for convenience.” — 6%

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