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|English to English translations [Non-PRO]|
/ syntax query
|English term or phrase: as per your request vs. per your request|
|This one is for my own edification. I have seen both used extensively, and wonder whether they are both equally correct.|
|They are both correct but ...|
'as per' is pretentious. Visit the following website which offers a lot of information about these types of issues:
"Enclosed is the shipment of #2 toggle bolts as per your order of June 14" writes the businessman, unaware that not only is the "as" redundant, he is sounding very old-fashioned and pretentious. The meaning is "in accordance with," or "in response to the request made"; but it is better to avoid these cumbersome substitutes altogether: "Enclosed is the shipment of bolts you ordered June 14."
Another great website is:
They want you to avoid using either construction:
Avoid using the expression as per or, simply, per.
• If you use another's work, link back to them as per their request. USE as they request. [Phenomenal Men of the Web] • Any such revision or change will be binding and effective immediately on posting of the revised Agreement or change to the service(s) on our web site, or on notification to you by e-mail or regular mail as per the Notices section of this agreement, Section 20. USE as explained in. [Internet Registration] • Further, as per the Agent license agreement, you may not modify a Microsoft supplied character in any way. USE in accordance with. [Microsoft Use of Images] • Goa Chief Minister Wilfred D'Souza has stated that the Legislative Assembly session will not be advanced and will be held on December 2 as per schedule. USE according to. [The Indian Express] • I have followed the requested format for any in-text citations and have prepared the corresponding reference list as per the stylesheet. USE according to. [Psychiatric Times]
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as per is redundant
they mean the same thing and <as per> is common usage, but it's redundant. Simply <per> is the proper way to go.