Per

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How to Use "Per" in English

'Per' manly functions as a preposition in the English language. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.

Functions of 'Per'

'Per' as a Preposition

As stated above, 'per' mainly functions as a preposition. Below, we are going to see the kind of preposition it is:

'Per' as a Preposition of Manner

'Per' mainly functions as a preposition of manner. It indicates each person/thing. Below, we have provided some examples for you:

And with these clothes you expect John to be able to run 40 miles per hour?

More than ten long text massages sent via SMS per day can cost you lots of money by the end of the month.

Position in a Sentence

As you many already know, prepositions come before nouns and noun phrases to modify them. So, take a look below:

Try to practice the guitar for at least a quarter per day.

He said you should be able to type at least 10 words per minute.

Idioms and Expressions

In English, we have only one idiom with 'per'. Below, we will talk about it:

  • As per something: When something goes according to particular rules. Look:

We are gathered here today as per Mr. Musk's orders.

As per the instructions, all children went into the office below.

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