I updated a cost sheet and I want to specify that it's a newly updated cost sheet. For this situation, which one is correct?

cost sheet as on/of 16 May

Before specifying a date, which will come first, on or of?

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    They are both correct for different situations. For example, As on 16 May, he again failed to arrive at work on time. and As of 16 May he will have worked here for a full year.
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    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 7:14
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They are both correct but mean different things in different situations. As of May 16 indicates the start of something; from that time on, while as on May 16 is completely different. As in as on May 16 means such as; like and is used for comparison.

As of May 16, 2012 cigarettes are banned in this country.

As on May 16, he again failed to attend the conference.

Back to your specific example. In your case as of makes more sense because you want to say that the sheet covers cost from May 16 on.


"as of" is the same as "as from": used to show the time/date from which something starts, e.g. As of/from Monday, we shall give all of you winning bonuses.

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    Supporting your answer with sources makes it stronger and more likely to be viewed as correct. Otherwise, it's likely to be viewed as only opinion (which is worth less on this Q&A site). The site tour and the help center will give you guidance on how to use this site. Commented Dec 23, 2014 at 16:18

There is no difference. Both indicate a situation that exists at a particular time--whether it begins from that time or ended at that time is moot.

  • This would benefit from some supporting examples. Commented Jul 28, 2022 at 4:23

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