Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community polls, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

When do you actually use "per say"?

patricklin27patricklin27 Posts: 191Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2008 in SAT Preparation
Its not exactly an SAT question, but it does kinda help on essay writing and critical reading section. What does per say actually mean, and can you use it in a sentence?
Post edited by patricklin27 on

Replies to: When do you actually use "per say"?

  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Posts: 6,665Registered User Senior Member
    It's "per se," not "per say."
    Per se is Latin for "of itself." It means "intrinsically," as in "a state government is not a sovereign entity per se, but is subsumed under the Federal government."

    From "Franklin's Grammar Cheat Sheet"
    Franklin's Grammar Cheat Sheet
Sign In or Register to comment.