[Vocabulary] As per or Per

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Someone please help!

This is driving me nuts. I don't know which format is correct.

  1. As per our discussion, attached the following items:

    [*]Per our discussion, attached the following items:
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Not a teacher.

I've heard both in speech, but if I was writing it I'd just say "per." "As per" is two prepositions in a row.

The rest of your sentence needs some help.

"The following items are attached:"

or

"The following items have been attached:"

or

"I have attached the following items:"
 

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I think that's lawyers' lingo.
I would personally avoid using 'per/as per'.
'According to' or 'further to' mean the same thing.

On the second part, you can also say 'attached are the following..'.

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Not just lawyers - it was part of the vocabulary of bureacrats in many walks of life until 30 or 40 years ago; it may still be current in some parts of the world. But I see no added meaning in the repetition (in this context, per is Latin for "as"). Why not just say 'As [we] discussed...'?

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PS I'm afraid this 'as per' enjoys more currency than it deserves; one very common phrase that [ab]uses it is "as per usual"; in fact, this phrase is so common that it is sometimes informally abbreviated to 'as per' (with the sense 'as usual').

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