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    The usage of verb after "once"

    Please advise the appropriate form of verb that can be used after "once" in the following circumstances.

    "We will inform you about the examination result once completed."

    "We will inform you about the examination result once have completed."

    "We will inform you about the examination result once complete."

    "We will inform you about the examination result once it is completed."

    "We will inform you about the examination result once it has been completed."
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    #2

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    None of them work without "of" or "about" after "inform".

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    #3

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    I think Mike means after "you" in the above sentences.

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    #4

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    Yes, I do.

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    #5

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    Can a result be 'completed'?

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    #6

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    No, Matthew, but the examination can be completed.

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    #7

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    But is it possible for the result to come out as soon as the examination is completed?
    The sentences sound like the speaker will know the result immediately after it is completed.

    Not a teacher.

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    #8

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    Yes, it's possible.

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    #9

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    Thanks. I have already amended all of the sentences.

    So, would you please advise which sentence is correct?

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    #10

    Re: The usage of verb after "once"

    If you go back and number them, #4 and #5 are correct, though I prefer 'of' rather then 'about'.

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