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    as of / as at

    Hi,

    could you please tell me what´s the difference between "as of" and "as at"?

    e.g. undistributed profit as at/as of 31st December 2007

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    Re: as of / as at

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me what´s the difference between "as of" and "as at"?

    e.g. undistributed profit as at/as of 31st December 2007

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka
    Am I correct ?

    undistributed profit as of 31st December 2007 - until 31st December 2007
    undistributed profit as at of 31st December 2007 - at 31st december 2007

    (Not an english teacher)

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    #3

    Re: as of / as at

    as of 31 December = starting on 31 December
    as at 31 December = on 31 December (means the current state of affairs on 31 Dec regarding undistributed profit)

    It strikes me that 'as at' is mainly used in financial sectors. A native speaker might clear that up.

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    Re: as of / as at

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    as of 31 December = starting on 31 December
    as at 31 December = on 31 December (means the current state of affairs on 31 Dec regarding undistributed profit)

    It strikes me that 'as at' is mainly used in financial sectors. A native speaker might clear that up.
    as of means : from, until, at
    here what do you use

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    Re: as of / as at

    I might be wrong here, yes (or I may have given an incomplete explanation) According to merriam webster and Bartlybe it has the meaning of 'on, at, from'.

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    #6

    Re: as of / as at

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me what´s the difference between "as of" and "as at"?

    e.g. undistributed profit as at/as of 31st December 2007

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka
    "undistributed profit as of= 1.undistributed profit until 31st December, 2007.
    Or it could mean 2. "undistributed profit" starting from 31st December, 2007, which sounds less logical in this context, compared to the first sentence.
    Grammatically, as of=starting from or until. Context governs all this.

    At 31st December=at this day of that month, at this time.
    Does it make sense?


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    Re: as of / as at

    'as of' is used to indicate the time or date from which something starts
    "As of January 1, I am officially retired."
    " I'm on unemployment as of today."

    'as at' : used to indicate how a situation stands up to, and including, that point in time.
    "As at 30th April, the accrued interest was £10.20."

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