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    Complete or completed?

    Hello everyone:

    Help! Assistance required!
    What is the correct use of the following combination:

    85% complete
    85% completed?

    Let's say we have a project and there are certain activities under this project.
    If the activity is finished, we put "Completed" in the box against the said activity in the spreadsheet /table. Right?
    If the activity is not entirely finished or it is in progress -- should it be "85% complete" or "85% completed"?
    Or maybe both are possible with little to no difference between them?
    Can you explain the difference, please, if there is any?

    Thank you

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    Re: Complete or completed?

    I would accept either.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Complete or completed?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would accept either.
    I would too, but I have a strange personal preference for "85% complete", because I like to leave "completed" to mean the job is finished.

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