Sign-in sheet

voyadam

Member
Turkish
I am looking for a more natural way to say the following in a class context.

- Have you signed the sign-in sheet yet?

Using the word "sign" twice troubles me a lot. It does not sound idiomatic at all.

Thanks for your help.
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    It is a strange problem you have set yourself, to use sign-in sheet without repeating the word 'sign'. :)

    This is one possibility that occurs to me:
    Have you added your name to the <sign-in> sheet yet?

    Is your name on the <sign-in> sheet?

    However, it seems unnecessarily awkward. In real life, I would use waltern's suggestion or something similar
     
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    voyadam

    Member
    Turkish
    Thank you Cagey. More specific context is that I am a teacher in a class environment and I want to ask my students whether they all have signed in while I wave/show the sign-in sheet to everyone in the class.
     
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    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Thank you Cagey. More specific context is that I am a teacher in a class environment and I want to ask my students whether they all have signed in while I waive/show the sign-in sheet to everyone in the class.
    Regardless of what you are waving (not waiving), the best expression is "Have you signed in?"

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    waive /weɪv/vb (transitive)
    • to set aside or relinquish: to waive one's right to something
    • to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
    • to defer

     

    Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    There is no need to use the phrase "sign-in sheet", but if you really really want to, you'll probably need to use two sentences:
    "Do you see this sign-in sheet?" {this is where you wave it about} "Well, I hope you've all signed it".
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Or you could just ask "Have you all signed the sheet yet?" If you're waving the sign-in sheet at them as you say it, it's going to be fairly obvious which "sheet" you're referring to. ;)
     

    Sabretooth

    Senior Member
    American English
    I am looking for a more natural way to say the following in a class context.

    - Have you signed the sign-in sheet yet?

    Using the word "sign" twice troubles me a lot. It does not sound idiomatic at all.

    Thanks for your help.
    This sounds perfectly natural to me. It's quite common here in the US, at least in my area.
     
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