per vs according to : Common Errors in English

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Using “per” to mean “according to” as in “ship the widgets as per theinstructions of the customer” is rather old-fashioned business jargon,and is not welcome in other contexts. “Per” is fine when used in phrasesinvolving figures like “miles per gallon.”

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  1. Capstead Mortgage Corporation Declares a $0.31 Per Share Second Quarter 2013 Common Dividend and a $0.32292 Per Share ...

    Capstead Mortgage Corporation announced today that it will pay a second quarter 2013 common dividend of $0.31 per common share on July 19, 2013 to stockholders of recor
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. BMO Harris Private Banking Changing Face of Wealth Study: More Than 90 Per Cent of Affluent Quebecers Have a ...

    - Ninety-two per cent of high-net worth individuals in Quebec have completed a graduate, professional or undergraduate degree, compared to 80 per cent nationally - Nearly two-thirds of millionaires in Quebec are self-made - Forty-four per cent were either born outside of Canada or are first generation Canadian
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwire

  3. 2BR, 2BA, $925/per month. Six or twelve month. It is

    2BR, 2BA, $925/per month. Six or twelve month. It is pristine. Available July 1st. Anderson Group Real Estate. Nola Anderson, 480-215-5289.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Fountain Hills Times

according to in News

  1. Flash: USD squeeze to pause? – Investec

    FXstreet.com (New York) - According to Lee McDarby, Corporate Treasury at Investec, “The US data... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Forex Market

  2. Factbox: Favourites and long-shots to be new RBS CEO

    Nathan Bostock, Royal Bank of Scotland's head of restructuring, is the early favorite to replace Stephen Hester as chief executive of the state-controlled bank, according to bookmakers.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX Business

  3. According to a new Reuters poll, more Americans see NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a patriot than as a

    According to a new Reuters poll , more Americans see NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a patriot than as a traitor, though 46 percent of those surveyed said they didn't know. Read more...        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Gawker

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