a work in progress begun in 2006

L.Dex

Senior Member
English UK
Hi all,

Just wanted to check something with you.

Is this use of begun correct?

'a work in progress begun in 2006'

Am I right in thinking that as the subject has not yet ended the use of begun is correct?

Thanks

LDex
 
  • L.Dex

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Full sentence (sorry, the context seemed irrelevant):

    In the series of photographic diptychs Divided Minds – a work in progress begun in 2006 – Wai Kit Lam tries to recompose her own “divided mind”.
     

    cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    If 'a work in progress begun in 2006' is a modifying phrase (not intended to be a complete sentence by itself) it will be correct when the rest of the sentence is written. Otherwise it might be something like "This work-in-progress began in 2006." (There might be conflicting opinions on the hyphens.)
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Full sentence (sorry, the context seemed irrelevant):

    In the series of photographic diptychs Divided Minds – a work in progress begun in 2006 – Wai Kit Lam tries to recompose her own “divided mind”.
    The idea is "a work in progress [which was] begun in 2006".
     
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