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    as of

    How to use the phrase 'as of'? Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: as of

    Try writing a few sentences yourself. Then we will comment.

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    Those uses work for me. Good job.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Nov-2014 at 18:41. Reason: Fixing tiny typo

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    #5

    Re: as of

    I would advise against "as of" altogether, because it's used to mean two incompatible things.
    You will see, "As of yesterday, we had raised $5,000." That means "up until yesterday", or "by yesterday", not "since yesterday."
    Your examples would clearer with a simple pronoun like "on, from, on or after" respectively. There's never a need for 'as of'.

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    #6

    Re: as of

    "As of" is commonly used in AmE.

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    #7

    Re: as of

    Thank you all.

    For this sentence, "As of last month, we have raised $5,000." I really cannot catch its meaning.

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    Re: as of

    It means that they have been keeping track of donations and when last month's amount is included, the total is $5,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabioj View Post
    For this sentence, "As of last month, we have raised $5,000." I really cannot catch its meaning.
    That's exactly right. Nor can I, so don't feel bad. It could mean "Up until last month" or "Since last month".
    So, how's it used in AmE, Mike. Both ways?
    Never. I rarely say 'never, but that's how often you need to use 'as of'.

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    #10

    Re: as of

    In AmE, it means "as of the end of last month". Nobody "needs" to use any phrase, but this one is useful.

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