There still needs to be information to be added

sunyaer

Senior Member
Chinese
Self-made sentence:

I find myself saying something like this:


"There still needs to be information to be added in the document."


Is this correct and natural? Would you have any chances to be saying this? (What I wanted to say is that there is a need for some information to be added in the document.)
 
  • ron1759

    Senior Member
    U.S. - English
    I would say, "There still needs to be information added to the document" or "Information still needs to be added to the document." (The double "...to be..." in the original sentence sounds a little clumsy to me, so I would avoid it.)
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I agree that there are too many "to be"s.

    I would say, "There still needs to be information added to the document" or "Information still needs to be added to the document."
    Ron's suggestions are both good; I prefer the second one, because it's more direct.
     
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