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    Cool handle by

    I was told that for the sake of simplicity and in the realm of business English, 'this is handled by' should be abbreviated as 'handle by' - is this true?

    I think 'handled by' is more appropriate?

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    Default Re: handle by

    Context? Please provide a complete sentence.

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    Well... for instance
    in an office, there are loads of document and the employees have to sign their names for the things they are responsible for. So, for instance, a staff member finishes typing up a document and they put that in an evelope and write this on the envelop:

    handle / handled by: XXX

    (very similar to: attention to: XXX in workplace)

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    Default Re: handle by

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Well... for instance
    in an office, there are loads of document and the employees have to sign their names for the things they are responsible for. So, for instance, a staff member finishes typing up a document and they put that in an evelope and write this on the envelop:

    handle / handled by: XXX

    (very similar to: attention to: XXX in workplace)
    I've never come across this and I can't see how omitting one letter simplifies things very much.

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    Is your question whether you should omit "This is" before "handled by"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Dear emsr 2d2

    It's just dropping the d in handled by. I'm much clearer now that it is not grammatical.

    Thanks all

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    Default Re: handle by

    It's not that it's not grammatical at all. If you write "Handled by XXX" you are saying "This was handled by XXX" - it's like signing it to say that you dealt with it.
    "To be handled by XXX" is an instruction for the future.

    "Handle by" in this context does not work.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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