as to

as to

Meaning | Synonyms

  • with regard to
  • according to
  • as regards
  • regarding
  • concerning
  • in respect of
  • about
  • relating to
  • by
  • as far

Examples

  1. As to your query about passport status, she will present the necessary papers next Monday.”
  2. Jack still hasn’t made a choice as to whether he will certainly play at Vancouver.
  3. It is likely that this job is so much difficult as to not to leave the worker with any alternative but to quit.
  4. As to which cars work best in harsh weather of Alaska?

Origin

The exact origin of the phrase is unidentified.

A 1 Thought

1 Thought

“As to” is nowadays used often as unnecessary filler that adds no meaning: “It was an open question as to whether securing liberty and equality by means of a constitution and a participatory government would, or could, succeed.” (Robert D. Putnam, _The Upswing_, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2020, p. 1)

- Bill Falls December 20, 2020

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