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    In checking "progress-process-proceed"

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by yokone, Dec 28, 2010.

    I am a little confused with choosing the best one.

    Which one is correct or more accurate?

    checking progress, checking process, or checking proceeding???

    Also can we use all of these words in this form?

    ex. I am done with a study paper, and I am waiting for my teacher to evaluate it, and I want to use a form with the word of checking such as

    My study paper is in checking "what"?

    Thank you...
     
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    Your paper is in the process of being checked.
    Your teacher's evaluation will provide an indication of the progress you have made in the subject.
     
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    Your teacher is checking your progress, while you are proceeding with the process of writing your paper.
     
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    Or, you should review your work in progress, while the instructor will proceed to instruct you, otherwise, you will not proceed to receive further feedback about your work.

    (I'm not sure this sentence is really grammatically correct, but Mia and everyone else came up with some good examples.
     
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    Thank you all so much...
     
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    They have different meanings, one is somewhat ambiguous, and one I have to tweak a little for it to have a meaning.

    "Checking progress" could mean finding out how far they've got, but it could also mean stopping them from getting any further ("checking" can mean stopping or restraining). I'd say checking on progress, just to get rid of that ambiguity.

    Checking process means making sure it's being done right -- the sort of thing a quality auditor does.

    "Checking proceedings" is what the sub-editor at a publisher of conference proceedings does :)
     
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    Thank you... English is hard :)
     
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    Yes -- I've heard the saying that it's the easiest language in the world to get by in, the hardest language in the world to master. I'm not sure that's exactly true, but there's something in it.
     
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    :) Same here... There are lots of details...
     

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