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    I often come across sentences like this:

    The Company manages over Rs.14.138 billion as at 31st March, 2005

    In my opinion, the correct sentence would be:

    The Company manages over Rs.14.138 billion as on 31st March, 2005

    Please confirm, if I am right?

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    Abusaad

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    Default Re: At or on?

    I often ask myself a similar question. To confuse you even more I'll add another possibility (taken from a company balance sheet):

    Balance of Assets / Liabilities of the Joint-Stock Company X as of
    31 DEC. 2004.

    As you can see, the context is very similar (the expression in question refers to a particular date).

    Looks like you and I need to wait for a native speaker to disperse our doubts...

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    TeeKay

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    Default Re: At or on?

    Klimkiewicz, seems no native speaker is interested!


    Best regards
    Abusaad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abusaad
    Klimkiewicz, seems no native speaker is interested!


    Best regards
    Abusaad
    Sorry- we get so many threads coming through that sometimes some get missed. If this happens, just post <bump>, which is a standard way on forums of putting something back to the top of the list. I'm afraid that the way forums work, posts get pushed down very quickly, so bumping an unanswered post is the most effective way of getting it back up. I come in and head for New Posts, which normally requires two screens, so I do miss things. Anyway, here's my answer. I would naturally use 'as of', but I searched and here are the results:

    Google:
    as of - 57.7 million
    as at - 6.87 million
    as on - 9.91 million

    Other uses are covered, but all include dates and finances, so it would seem that they are all possible.

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    Thanks so much, Tdol. Everything's clear now.

    Abusaad - this morning I repeated your question in another thread called 'A stolen thread'. I was afraid that it had been my unfortunate reply that caused your post to sink.

    Thanks to Tdol we have our answer now.

    All the best,
    Tomasz

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