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this marks the end of week 7 for us. still no morning sickness (which is such a blessing). as of this week, the baby grew hands and developed eyelids

1. Can I replace "as of this week" with "this week"?

2. Can I swapped grew with developed, as in "developed hands and grew eyelids"?

Thanks!
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1. As of this week = from (the start of) this week
2. Can't see why not
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1. Not quite the same.
"as of this week" means: at the specific/exact time of this week
2. Search for "developed hands" at Google books and see if it works. That's your job:-)
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Marius Hancu2. Search for "developed hands" at Google books and see if it works. That's your job:-)
I searched and found 'embryo develops hands'
so why not 'baby developed hands' - although I agree the google book search returns a negative?
'Developed eyelids' turns up in google books. Having difficulty seeing why 'developed hands' can't work.
Can 'this week' be a specific/exact time as it has a start, middle and end?
To be an exact time, don't we have to say - as of this time this week or as of now this week?
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Well, the exact meaning of "as of this week" is: as things stand this week, as the situation is this week
so, no, it doesn't quite work
Thanks for that