'ensuing action'

herut

Senior Member
HKI
Finnish
These are instructions for travel guides on what to do if children under their supervision are threatened:

"If children are faced with the threat of violence or abuse, the head office and the agent must be notified immediately. The ensuing action is agreed upon together with the head office staff."

I would need a better term to replace "ensuing action," i.e. the next steps, but something less colloquial.

Thanks!
 
  • gasman

    Senior Member
    Canada, English
    I can't think of a phrase that could more readily described as "not colloquial" than "ensuing action". It is somewhat stiff, but does get its meaning across. It is exact and succinct. Anything more colloquial would take up more space and possibly not be as explicit.
     

    Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    I like GWB's "subsequent action". A little less stiffly, but also a bit wordier and less elegant, would be "measures to be taken".
     

    seeingeyedog

    Banned
    English
    "If children are faced with the threat of violence or abuse, the head office and the agent must be notified immediately. The ensuing action is agreed upon together with the head office staff."[/quote]

    The action after that
    The following action
    The resulting action
     
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