Another “Per” Mistake


Some people who can’t write well use the phrase “as per.” This is incorrect (we call it a solecism—a language mistake). “Per” means “according to,” so writing what amounts to “as according to” makes no sense.

Well, I just ran into a different goof using “per”:

Between the lines: Per to the Chamber, the average attack takes systems down for 21 days and it can take nine months or more to fully recover.

“Per to”??? Come on folks; you want to say “according to to”?

The Axios folks are pretty professional; I suspect this was a typo, and not on purpose. Still, don’t do it!

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