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    'Insufficient' or 'incomplete' documents?

    Hi there,

    If the documents I was supposed to submit to a university does not include a paper/certificate demanded by that university, then are my documents "insufficient" or "incomplete"?

    I'm looking for the formal term usually stated in letters and emails. Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: 'Insufficient' or 'incomplete' documents?

    I would say the documentation was incomplete.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'Insufficient' or 'incomplete' documents?

    In the phrase If the documents I was supposed to submit to a university does not include....,​ the subject is "the documents", which is plural. You should write "the documents do not include...."
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    Re: 'Insufficient' or 'incomplete' documents?

    You could also say that the paper/certificate was missing.

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    Re: 'Insufficient' or 'incomplete' documents?

    'Insufficient' would suggest that you submitted all the requested documents, but some of them weren't the correct ones, or weren't acceptable - perhaps they weren't notarized, or weren't official copies, etc.

    'Incomplete' would suggest that some of the required documentation was simply missing.
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