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    pre-requisite vs post-requisite

    Dear all,

    Since there is a word call pre-requisite, is there a word call post-requisite as well? I want to have a topic/heading to state all activities that required to conduct before/after data is migrated to a new platform, so do you think is correct and appropriate to have headings like these??

    1.Pre-Requisite for Data Migration
    2.Post-Requisite for Data Migration

    Thank you very much.

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    Neither dictionary.com nor onelook.com have post-requisite. How about post-migration requirements?

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    A pre-requisite is something you have to do before you can do something else. A post-requisite would, I suppose, be the opposite--something you have to do after you do something else. (Obviously, there hasn't been much need for such a word.) Perhaps Tdol's suggestion will fit your requirements.


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    Re: pre-requisite vs post-requisite

    Quote Originally Posted by kltakky
    Dear all,

    Since there is a word call pre-requisite, is there a word call post-requisite as well? I want to have a topic/heading to state all activities that required to conduct before/after data is migrated to a new platform, so do you think is correct and appropriate to have headings like these??

    1.Pre-Requisite for Data Migration
    2.Post-Requisite for Data Migration

    Thank you very much.
    Postrequisite has been used and would likely be understood, but I would probably try for an alternative. Here is one use from Harvard University web site. That is pretty high up there. :wink:

    Policies and Procedures: Ph.D. Program
    ... In addition, students are advised and expected to take pre-requisite (preparatory) or post-requisite (supplementary) courses according to their individual ...

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    Thank you tdol, ronbee & Mike for the advises and tips!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kltakky
    Thank you tdol, ronbee & Mike for the advises and tips!!!!
    That should be "advice". It is almost always uncountable.

    You're very welcome.

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