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    Hi,

    could you please tell me what "per" means in the following sentence:

    The notice is to be given in writing and per the end of a calendar month.


    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    Smile Re: per

    Hi! I'm not a teacher.

    Per means 'each'.

    In this context, it refers to each last day of a calendar month. For example, the last day of each month varies from 30th to 31th, and the last of Feb. is 28th.

    per
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    used when expressing rates, prices or measurements to mean for each:

    The meal will cost $20 per person.
    The car was travelling at 70 miles per hour (70 mph).
    There are more cafés per square mile here than anywhere else in the country.
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
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    Re: per

    Context tells us how a given word is being used in a particular sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me what "per" means in the following sentence:

    The notice is to be given in writing and per the end of a calendar month.

    In the example sentence, per can be replaced by by. In other words:
    The notice is to be given in writing and by the end of a calendar month.

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