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    Hi All,

    I want to ask if it is okay for me to write 'As of the time of writing this report, I have finished ...'? Is it okay to say 'as of the time of doing something'?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-May-2013 at 22:56. Reason: Changing 'sth' to 'something'.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    I see nothing wrong with the grammar, but it is a bit wordy.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    "At the time" conveys the same message with fewer words.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    There are no necessary "as of" constructions in English. Many are ambiguous; most are pointless.
    * "As of yet, I haven't finished."
    "I haven't finished yet."
    "As of 2pm" can mean "At 2pm, since 2pm, or up until 2pm". I've never encountered a need to use "as of", at least as of yet.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "At the time" conveys the same message with fewer words.
    Yeah, what's wrong with 'At'? The expression 'as of' seems to me rarely if ever needed.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There are no necessary "as of" constructions in English. Many are ambiguous; most are pointless.
    * "As of yet, I haven't finished."
    "I haven't finished yet."
    "As of 2pm" can mean "At 2pm, since 2pm, or up until 2pm". I've never encountered a need to use "as of", at least as of yet.


    Moreover, 'as of yet' (wash my mouth out with soap and water ) gets a bad name for the sometimes useful 'as yet'.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    "At this particular juncture in time" is a good way to say "now" in 6 words.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    Thanks for all the responses to my question. I had always thought 'as of' is a popular phrase in English, yet it seems that I was wrong.

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    Default Re: 'as of the time of'

    Not sure about 'popular'. Common maybe.

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