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"per" in American English

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perpreposition

us   /pɜr, pər/
for each: The speed limit is 55 miles per hour. This dish is 225 calories per serving.
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"per" in British English

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perpreposition

uk   strong /pɜːr/ weak /r/ us   /pɝː/ //
A2 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.
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"per" in Business English

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perpreposition

uk   strong /pɜːr/ uk   weak /r/ us  
used when talking about prices, rates, etc. to mean the amount for each one: per day/hour/month, etc. Property prices in the area have increased by an average of 20% per year over the last three years. The group posted earnings per share of 55.4p in the second quarter.per head/person Tickets cost $50 per person. per litre/million/minute
as per sth formal
according to something: as per your instructions/letter/request The policy was not terminated as per your request.
(Definition of per from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “per”
in Korean 당…
in Arabic لكُلّ…
in Malaysian se, bagi setiap…
in French par…
in Russian в, на, за (определенную единицу)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 每,每一…
in Italian per, a…
in Turkish her biri, her biri için, başına…
in Polish na, za…
in Spanish por, a la…
in Vietnamese mỗi, cho mỗi…
in Portuguese por…
in Thai แต่ละ, ต่อหนึ่ง…
in German pro…
in Catalan per…
in Japanese ~当たり, ~につき…
in Chinese (Simplified) 每,每一…
in Indonesian setiap…
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“per” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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