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    Each one offers more advanced

    The Kindle comes in many different models. There are seven as of today. Each one offers more advanced, unique features, and of course, is priced differently.
    I have to questions:

    1) Does "as of" mean "as ofused to indicate the time or date when something begins"?
    As of today : From past untill today.
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    Re: Each one offers more advanced

    "As of today" is one of those pointless phrases that gets used a lot. It simply means "today".

    Today/At the moment/Right now, seven Kindle models are available.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Each one offers more advanced

    I've found that it's worse than pointless; it's ambiguous, because it's not always used the same way.
    "We've raised $3,000 as of last Tuesday. "As of" means "in the interval between last Tuesday and now". The sentence could also mean "Last Tuesday we had $3,000."
    "As of today, we are going to use a new rule." This has a third meaning - "starting today", not 'today'.

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    Re: Each one offers more advanced

    Is this OK too? I want to avoid using "models".
    The Kindle comes in many different models. At the moment, there are seven generations of them.

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    Re: Each one offers more advanced

    It depends. Generations doesn't mean models. In any generation, there are likely to be several models, and older generations are probably no longer sold.

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    Re: Each one offers more advanced

    Thank you Raymott. It was great.

    The Kindle comes in many different models. At the moment/Today, there are seven of them.

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    Re: Each one offers more advanced

    Is there some reason you need to break this into two sentences? The same information can be delivered with:

    Today, there are seven models/generations of Kindle available.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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