Many people like to use "as per" in their e-mails. However, my professor told me to avoid using "as per" in the letter. Can anybody explain the correct usage, please? Thanks a lot!
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"As per" is frequently used in correspondence, especially business correspondence. However, your professor is correct; "as per" is not well accepted by careful English speakers and writers.

Here's what Bryan Garner writes in The Chicago Manual of Style*:

"¢ as per. This phrase, though common in the commercial world, has long been considered nonstandard. Instead of as per your request, write as you requested or (less good) per your request.

Rachel
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*The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. University of Chicago Press.2003

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