Business English Helpline Mobile App
android version / iOS version

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Secret Key Remember me
Post your questions about any aspect of business writing skills. Do not post your grammar questions here though!

TOPIC: Use of "Per" in Business Writing

Use of "Per" in Business Writing #67

  • guest1
  • guest1's Avatar
Could you tell me if it is acceptable to use the word “per” in business writing? My manager recently advised me that the word is no longer in common usage.

Regards

Nancy
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Use of "Per" in Business Writing #68

  • xipat
  • xipat's Avatar
  • Offline
Hi Nancy

Thanks for your question about the word "per."

"Per" is out-of-date although it is still often used in phrases such as, as per your request/instruction/order or as per contract / as per our telephone conversation, etc. In modern English, and particularly when you write business documents, it is better to use a more personal phrase for example: as you requested / instructed / ordered, or if it is not possible to personalise the phrase then according to the contract / following our telephone conversation, would probably be the best alternatives.

Hope this answers your question.

Regards

Kevin
The Workplace English Training Team
Regards

Workplace English Training E-Magazine Team
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Use of "Per" in Business Writing #69

  • lifung
  • lifung's Avatar
  • Offline
It was good indeed to know this new way. Tks
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.120 seconds
Menu