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    #1

    As per

    Is it pretentious to use 'as per'?
    Even in formal English writing?

    "As per your request on 12.9.2012, your booking has been cancelled."

    I read online that "as per" is perceived as pretentious but I can't think of any alternatives (for formal style).
    as per your request vs. per your request > both increasingly avoided in favor of Plain English
    (but the links for explanation inlcuded in the above page don't work, so I would like to ask the question here.)

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: As per

    As you requested.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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