As of today

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sal22, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. sal22 Member

    english, france
    Could anyone suggest a 'cleaner' way to say 'as of today' or 'from now on' for a business report?
  2. maxiogee Banned

  3. VictoriaMell New Member

    I think "henceforth" would be a good synonym to those phrases.
  4. sal22 Member

    english, france
    but can we use this at the begining of a sentance,
    I mean isn't there a feeling of 'result' or 'conclusion' with Henceforth?
    Thanks again
  5. maxiogee Banned

    Not that I'm aware of.
    It just means "from this time onwards".
  6. mgarizona

    mgarizona Senior Member

    Phoenix, AZ
    US - American English
    'Henceforth' is perfectly fine to begin a sentence with.

    (Joke intended)

    Another option is "In future, ... "
  7. DavyBCN Senior Member

    UK - English
    As from today is an alternative to as of today. Common business terms would be "with effect from today" or "with immediate effect".
  8. lux_ Senior Member

    Actually, I didn't understand the meaning of "as of today". So it's just another way to say "from now on?"

    I thought it could be used to say something like "things are changed, as of today (= in these days), nobody respects the elderly anymore".
    Am I totally wrong?
  9. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    This is an incorrect use of as of today. It has been this way for years. Maybe it has allways been so....


    You should use "these days" not "as of today" (= in these days).
    "Things have changed, these days/nowadays nobody respects the elderly anymore"
  10. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English
    "Henceforth" works fine, but sounds a bit pretentious in some contexts; "going forward" sounds less pretentious and it what I would ordinarily use.
  11. EStjarn

    EStjarn Senior Member

    As of today, nobody respects the elderly. This means, to me, that presently nobody respects the elderly. It's like a snapshot. Previously the situation may or may not have been different, and in the future, it may or may not be different.

    Two examples from a GoogleNews-search for the phrase 'as of today':
    As of today, it has received 4 million views and 32000 comments. Here, the meaning of 'as of' seems to be something like 'up until'.
    I am very encouraged, and as of today even more so. In this case, the meaning seems to be 'specifically'.

    Also, according to this link, as of is a preposition with the meaning of on or at: The project was terminated as of January 1.
  12. johnydynamic Senior Member

    Northern California
    English - US
    "Effective immediately..." can be used if the communication is of an urgent nature, e.g. "Effective immediately, Nude Friday will be replaced by Casual Friday".

    Johny Dynamic

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