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    difference between "as for" and "as to"

    I have got this much from the net, after reading them I still feel they are similar to each other, can you give me a clear explain?
    as for somebody/something
    1) used when you are starting to talk about someone or something new that is connected with what you were talking about before
    Kitty's got so thin. And as for Carl, he always seems to be ill.
    You can ask the others, but as for myself, I'll be busy in the office.
    2) as for: with reference to (sometimes suggesting indifference or contempt)
    As for that young man, I am ashamed of him.
    As for you, I never want to see you here again.

    as from/of something
    starting from a particular time or date and continuing
    As from today, you are in charge of the office.
    As of now, there will be no more paid overtime
    as to: about, concerning, with regard to sth As to correcting our homework, the teacher always make us do I ourselves.
    There are no special rules as regards/to what clothes you should wear.
    Nobody could decide (as to) what to do next.
    The doctor is not clear as to whether the man could survive such an operation.

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    Re: difference between "as for" and "as to"

    Here are the structural rules.

    Use as for before a noun or pronoun:
    Ex: Kitty's got so thin. And as for Carl, he always seems to be ill.
    Ex: You can ask the others, but as for myself, I'll be busy in the office.
    Ex: As for that young man, I am ashamed of him.
    Ex: As for you, I never want to see you here again.
    Use as from + time or date, meaning starting from now
    Ex: As from today, you are in charge of the office.
    Ex: As from now (on), ...
    Ex: As from this minute, ...
    Use as of + noun, meaning starting from now
    Ex: As of now (on), there will be no more paid overtime.
    Ex: As of today, ...
    Ex: As of this minute,...
    Use as to + nominal phrase
    Ex: As to correcting our homework, the teacher always make us do I ourselves.
    Ex: There are no special rules as to what clothes you should wear.
    Ex: Nobody could decide as to what to do next.
    Ex: The doctor is not clear as to whether the man could survive such an operation.

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