Does the construction "as of now on" mean "from here on"?

  • As of now you'll be doing your homework right after school.
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    "As of now on" is not natural English. "From now on" (or possibly "as of now") is the idiom . Can you post a link to where you found this example? – Andrew Nov 29 '16 at 18:13
  • I might have overheard "on". I heard it in a TV series. – SovereignSun Nov 29 '16 at 18:27

as of now on is not idiomatic at all: the on is superfluous. If you look at this NGram, you will see that its usage is practically zero and as of now is negligible compared to from now on. I suggest that you say

From now on, you'll be doing your homework right after school.

  • I disagree, I think these phrases imply something different; 'from now on' implies that you are going to do something that excludes the current action, while 'as of now' is more inclusive. Thesaurus.com does not list 'from now on' as a synonym, although Collins does. – BladorthinTheGrey Nov 29 '16 at 18:20
  • @BladorthinTheGrey, if you were talking about 'as of this year/ from this year on' I might accept that the difference is significant, but 'as of now/from now on'??? Now is a very fine hair to split. Anyway, Cambridge Dictionary thinks they are the same. dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/now?q=from+now+on – JavaLatte Nov 29 '16 at 18:34
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    I'll meet you on fine hair to split :) – BladorthinTheGrey Nov 29 '16 at 18:55

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