as of now or for the present


Senior Member
I don't need your help, at least as of now/ at least for the present.

If I have to text the sentence, which one would sound more natural?
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    This is our dictionary's definition of the idiom as of

    as of, beginning on;
    on and after;
    This price is effective as of next Sunday.
    "As of now" would mean that starting now and into the future, you don't need their help. I would be more likely to use it if I used to need their help, but I don't expect to need it any more.

    This is our dictionary's definition of for the present:

    for the present, for now;
    We don't have housing for you just yet, so for the present you'll have to stay in this hotel.
    I think this is the one you want. It leaves open the possibility that you may need their help in the future.


    Senior Member
    Thank you so much for hour detailed explanation. Their difference is not very clear to me. Thank you
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