What would be the correct preposition:

"I will send all further details ____ email" ?

I would guess 'through' or 'by' or 'per' or 'via' all sound kind of right, but I'm not sure what's the best choice.

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    Any of them but per. Your choice. (per means “as specified by” or “according to” and so doesn’t fit in your senrence) – Jim Apr 15 '16 at 21:12
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    "by" is the simplest, most straight-forward, and most common. – TrevorD Apr 15 '16 at 23:20
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    I know this doesn't answer your question, but you could just say: I will email all further details. – J.R. Apr 16 '16 at 3:24

If it were me, I'd use either "by" or "via," and of those two, I'd tend to lean a little more toward "via." You're basically saying you're sending the details "by way of" email and I think that would make the most sense.


I'd use ‘by’. I would prefer this to ‘via’ and ‘per’ which as Latin words I would only use in the specific niches they have occupied in English (e.g. London via Birmingham, £1000 per week). ‘Through’ has also a connotation of movement in addition to that of indicating an agent, which jars with me.

I know it’s been criticized, but “familiar rather than unfamiliar, short rather than long, and Anglo-Saxon rather than Latin” work for me here.

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