greenman1as of (now, today, etc.)

The preposition as of, and its expressions (as of now, as of today, as of this morning, etc.), are somewhat confusing for language learners. Context will usually make it clear which of these three meanings is being expressed:1

1. at this time (usually used with present tenses and things which are likely to change)

2. from this time forward (often used with reference to the future)

3. up until and including this time (like so far) (often used with present/past perfect)

E.g.

As of this morning, the interest rate stands at 4% —  El tipo de interés se sitúa en el 4% desde esta mañana

As of today we shall no longer accept cash — A partir de hoy no aceptamos dinero en efectivo

As of yesterday, only five survivors had been found — A día de ayer solo se habían encontrado cinco supervivientes

In The Press

Get Out is in theaters as of today. Go see it.  Forbes-Feb 24, 2017

As of today, 1,386 people are waiting for lungs in the United States, federal statistics show.  News & Observer-Feb 25, 2017

As of today, flights are still arriving and departing the airport safely in spite of the so-called depressed portions of the runways. Guardian-Feb 12, 2017

As of yesterday, 17 bikes had been stolen in February.Ten were taken in burglaries and the remaining seven from public places New Zealand Herald-Feb 13, 2017

Before he takes the stage in Philly, it's worth noting that as of this morning, Barack Obama's approval rating is 56 per cent, according to Gallup. Telegraph.co.uk-Nov 7, 2016

As of June 30, 199 New Zealanders were being held out of a total of 1,577 detainees.  BBC News-Aug 1, 2016

 

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