Construction used in a table

nagomi

Senior Member
Korean
Context: I'm looking for a construction for simple description of a plan on a time table. But on a table, you don't really take the structures that people usually use as is. ie) You're granted access. -> Access Granted. Just like as we would hear from Sci Fi movies where a machine would show a message or say it.

Question: What construction is usually opted for these circumstances? I want the "original" below changed into a construction that's often used in a table in an official document. I think writing out the whole sentence doesn't seem to be formal enough.

Original:
July 8: Participants is expected to arrive this day
July 12: Participants will have to have their access badge issues by this day
July 19: All the programs is expected to be done by this day
 
  • SwissPete

    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    I am not sure I understand what you are looking for, but could you please check your grammar?
    July 8: Participants is expected to arrive this day
    July 12: Participants will have to have their access badge issues by this day
    July 19: All the programs is expected to be done by this day
     

    nagomi

    Senior Member
    Korean
    I am not sure I understand what you are looking for, but could you please check your grammar?
    Thank you, SwissPeter. No. I am looking for the usual construction for the

    When you see a table sentences are often shortened with a few words dropped and being passive voice.

    ie) Door is open -> Door open.
     

    nagomi

    Senior Member
    Korean
    From what I've searched, I suppose there are three options:

    If the original were "We need to have the badges issued this day."

    a) Issuance of the badges.
    b) Have the badges issued.
    c) The badges are issued.

    I wasn't sure about b) because it sounds as if whoever wrote it is talking to the reader to do it, but this piece of writing is directed to those who read and it's a plan, not a direction or command for someone specific. But it seems work. I'll be waiting for feedback.

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    source: Example timeframes | Queensland Health
     
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