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Is As per our discussion, ... and As per your instructions, ... wrong, and are they poor grammatical constructions?

As per our conversation, I will tender my resignation on Friday.

Per our conversation, I will tender my resignation on Friday.

Do I use Per or As per in these constructions, or is neither preferred? If neither, what are viable, concise substitutes?

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  • Have you recently eaten a book of English idioms? This is the third or fourth question of this type I've seen from you in the last few days! – David M Feb 26 '14 at 16:20
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Either is acceptable usage in American English.

As per is a bit redundant, though. It is essentially: As according to our conversation.

So, feel free to use either construct. But, Per our conversation is a bit more succinct with roughly equivalent meaning.

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  • Proper grammar dictates the omission of redundancy. "As per" is not acceptable and is incorrect. Please use "Per...". – Mike Kormendy Jul 19 '15 at 16:38

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