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Tedwonny

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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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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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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"?
 

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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.

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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.
 
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