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"as of" in Asperger's syndrome
You reverted my past tense to the present in the the phrase "..Asperger's is estimated to affect 31 million people as of 2013."
I disagree. Where do you find evidence that this phrase should use the present tense?
In my opinion "..as of 2013.." should be typically used for, say, something that is valid forever afterwards and the verb should be in the past tense.
I think it unlikely that the figure of 31 million people affected by Asperger syndrome will stay the same forever.
So, in my opinion, the phrase should be "....in 2013, 31 million people were affected by Aspeger's."
I used https://painintheenglish.com/case/4162/ and http://blog.harwardcommunications.com/2012/04/02/as-of/ as sources.
- Sorry for the very late answer, I've been quite busy and then forgot to answer this.
- All the examples of correct use on the second linked site use the present and not the perfect tense. I think the sentence we have here is comparable to the contract termination example, which the author of the post sees as incorrect; the act of estimating the amount of people with Asperger's cannot occur "on or after" 2013. I think we agree, however, that the least confusing way to write it is in fact this:
- "...in 2013, 31 million people were estimated to be affected by Asperger's."
- I will edit the sentence to this. I'm still a bit confused about this matter, though, so if you still disagree, please do tell.
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- Thanks – I was quite satisfied with it myself as well. Kranix (talk | contribs) 22:01, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Will you stop messing with the examples? They are perfectly fine. I don't know why you are making such a point about a vowel length mark. The section clearly says "long/tense" and not just "long". Please read Dutch phonology. CodeCat (talk) 17:04, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
The photo file of Ardern says it was uploaded in 2011. It seems to have been taken much earlier, perhaps when she was in her 20s. Please see the Jacinda Ardern Talk page and do not change the caption again. Akld guy (talk) 22:57, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
- Oh, sorry. I thought it might have been an oversight due to people not looking at the uncropped picture, which definitely gives me the impression of it being taken in 2011, but it clearly wasn't. I don't know how the subject looks today, but I should have checked the talk page. Thanks. Kranix (talk | contribs) 11:44, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
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