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I'm starting a new thread, to avoid going off-topic in a thread that is not mine.
Grammar GeekAs of this morning, only laundry that is in the hamper will be washed. If you leave your dirty clothes on the floor of your room, they will stay there. -- This is a change of rules, and it started this morning.

As of November 1, we will no longer be accpeting reservations by phone. -- This is a change of rules, and it will start Nov. 1.
Can I ask a thing? I get the impression that "as of" is not very informal, and so maybe it's not commonly used in causal speech. Am I wrong? I wanted to think of something different, but I only know "starting" (Starting November 1st...) and "From now on". The latter sounds casual, but I am not sure how to use it with anything other than "now".

- From November of 2006 on, I decided I was going to spend less money on cars.
- From yesterday morning on, I am not washing your clothes amymore.
- From this morning on (now it's evening though), I am not gonna wash your clothes anymore.
- Etc.

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Hmm. I'm NOT convinced, lol. Can somebody tell me what to say in such circumstances? So far, I've been using completely different sentences to say the same things.

Thanks. Emotion: smile
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Hi,

'As of' does suggest educated speech. It also, to me, sounds like the result of some deliberation by the speaker.

Common ways include these.

Starting from tomorrow, I'm going to stop playing video games.

Starting tomorrow, I'm going to stop playing video games.

From tomorrow, I'm going to stop playing video games.

After today, I'm going to stop playing video games.

The time phrase is also commonly placed at the end.

Clive
Thanks!
But can such structures be used with a point of time in the recent past?
From yesterday on...
From last week on...
It sounds kind of werid on second thought, because I wouldn't even know what verb tense to use. Maybe in these cases native speakers just rephrase it completely.
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Hi,

But can such structures be used with a point of time in the recent past?

From yesterday on... Doesn't sound right. I'd probably say 'Since yesterday, I have . . .'

From last week on... Sounds wrong. Again, I'd say 'Since last week , I have . . . '

It sounds kind of werid on second thought, because I wouldn't even know what verb tense to use. Maybe in these cases native speakers just rephrase it completely.

Clive
Ok, I knew it. I must keep in mind I should only use what I actually hear, not what I want to make up! LOL
Thanks Clive!
Please
How would I say
The game gets hard as from level 20 on.

Thank you
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The game gets hard from level 20 on.