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    Being a barber's assistant means that she has to do all the dirty work per se. Does

    Being a barber's assistant means that she has to do all the dirty work per se.

    Does per se work in this sentence?

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    Re: Being a barber's assistant means that she has to do all the dirty work per se. D

    No. The Latin 'per se' means 'as such' or 'by itself'. It's better to use 'as such' unless you really feel the need to use Latin. It doesn't fit here.

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    Re: Being a barber's assistant means that she has to do all the dirty work per se. D

    Or say nothing- she has to do all the dirty work.

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    Re: Being a barber's assistant means that she has to do all the dirty work per se. D

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No. The Latin 'per se' means 'as such' or 'by itself'. It's better to use 'as such' unless you really feel the need to use Latin. It doesn't fit here.
    Does any English language unfit the other language by using together? Such as Latin is not mixed to English as OP?

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    Re: Being a barber's assistant means that she has to do all the dirty work per se. D

    Per se is used with English, but only when it fits.

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