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I saw a writing by a friend of mine who uses as of current. I normally see as of followed by a specific date, like as of 2017. I am curious to know if as of current is a proper usage for as if.

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  • What language is this in? "As of current" does not appear to be English.
    – tchrist
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 18:55
  • Indeed. My guess would be that this is an original, if awkward, way to say currently or as of now.
    – oerkelens
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 18:57
  • I would normally say "as of now".
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 20:34
  • Unless he is using an archaic writing style to compare something to electricity?
    – James McLeod
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 20:50
  • @tchrist - It looks like Engfish (a language that resembles English, but isn't...) ;-)
    – Rob_Ster
    Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 16:04

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"As of current" is not grammatically correct, and it is not typically used by native speakers. The phrase "as of..." expects a specific date or time. Also, "current" is an adjective and doesn't make sense in this context.

Alternatives would be:

  • As of [the current date]
  • As of now
  • Currently (note that currently is an adverb while current is an adjective. You could say "I currently work as a doctor" but not "I current work as a doctor").

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