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    what does "as from" mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveguinness1
    what does "as from" mean.
    It doesn't have a particular meaning that I am aware of. Can we have some context?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveguinness1
    what does "as from" mean.
    Is that what you want to know?

    as of/from: starting from a particular time or date.
    e.g. As from next month, all the airline's fares will be going up.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by steveguinness1
    what does "as from" mean.
    Is that what you want to know?

    as of/from: starting from a particular time or date.
    e.g. As from next month, all the airline's fares will be going up.

    :)
    Help me out please - as from next month - just does not sound right. Something seems to be missing.

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    Henry's right- it sounds perfect to my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by steveguinness1
    what does "as from" mean.
    Is that what you want to know?

    as of/from: starting from a particular time or date.
    e.g. As from next month, all the airline's fares will be going up.

    :)


    Help me out please - as from next month - just does not sound right. Something seems to be missing.
    It doesn't sound right to me either. At least in AE, we would use "as of".

    The only use I can come up with gor "as from" would be as part of an analogy: As from the top of a waterfall, his emotions gushed forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by steveguinness1
    what does "as from" mean.
    Is that what you want to know?

    as of/from: starting from a particular time or date.
    e.g. As from next month, all the airline's fares will be going up.

    :)


    Help me out please - as from next month - just does not sound right. Something seems to be missing.
    It doesn't sound right to me either. At least in AE, we would use "as of".

    The only use I can come up with gor "as from" would be as part of an analogy: As from the top of a waterfall, his emotions gushed forth.
    I thought there would be no different meanings both in AE and BE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by steveguinness1
    what does "as from" mean.
    Is that what you want to know?

    as of/from: starting from a particular time or date.
    e.g. As from next month, all the airline's fares will be going up.

    :)


    Help me out please - as from next month - just does not sound right. Something seems to be missing.
    It doesn't sound right to me either. At least in AE, we would use "as of".

    The only use I can come up with gor "as from" would be as part of an analogy: As from the top of a waterfall, his emotions gushed forth.
    I thought there would be no different meanings both in AE and BE.
    It seems to be another AE/BE difference. :wink:

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