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    Default Using "as of"

    Is this a correct usage?
    Please find the status of issues as of 4/7/2013 6:00 PM.
    In the context to send a status report daily on the current status of the issues.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Using "as of"

    Quote Originally Posted by mksarma View Post
    Is this a correct usage?

    "Please find the status of issues as of 4/7/2013 at 6:00pm."

    It is in the context to of sending a status report daily on the current status of the issues.

    Thanks.
    I would probably use something like "Please find attached the Issue Status Report from/of 6pm on 4/7/13".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Using "as of"

    Remember your American readers will think that's April 7.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Using "as of"

    I just realised that your thread title asked about the usage of "as of". There have been other discussions on the forum about this. As you can see from my first response, I wouldn't use it in this context at all. You will hear (although many native speakers don't like it) "As of 6pm on 4/7/13, there are no known issues".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Using "as of"

    mksarma, to find the other discussions of 'as of' mentioned by ems, type 'as of' in the Google Custom S(earch)box near the top of the page.

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    Last edited by 5jj; 05-Jul-2013 at 08:35.

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    Default Re: Using "as of"

    Thank you.
    I have searched for this in Google, and I didn't find a concrete answer. Hence I posted a new query. I should have searched in this forum as well before I post.

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