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Note that the job finished at 17:00:00. I would recommend verifying which steps were taken after this time?

How can I ask someone what they did (or which steps they went through) after 17:00:00?

TIA.

[Edit]: For further clarification, this is a batch job that runs on the customer machine. I want to ask the customer what happened after the batch job successfully completed. Did they take any further steps after 17:00:00?

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  • I'm not quite sure what the problem is here. You sort of said it in your question: "What did you do after 5pm?"
    – MorganFR
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 15:53
  • So saying "after this time" makes sense? Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 16:04
  • What have you done so far??? Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 16:05
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    You should use present perfect and the word you're looking for, is SINCE, I think. Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 16:06
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    I think it is because the question is difficult to understand. Are you asking for users to log (keep records) of usage after the product was finished and is now in use? If so, tell us why. Perhaps you need to log the number of users, or errors, or successes. Like you, I do not like downvoting -- especially when the person is trying. My response is to not upvote. If we can help you rewrite the question, please let us.
    – WRX
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 16:26

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how about:

Regarding the batch job* completed at 17:00:00 : Please keep us/me** updated on any further requirements or adjustments made after completion/submission.

(*number or name of job would be more clear)

(**add your name or department and contact information)

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    This is much better than what I originally had! Thank you. Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 16:50
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I would recommend verifying which steps were taken after this time?

I am not a native English speaker, but I've never heard a native English speaker asking something like that in this way and I think it would sound very odd. First, you've to use the present perfect in this case. Second, if you want to say something very specific, after would need a something specific. In your question, time doesn't mean anything and it doesn't add any detail to the question you're trying to ask.

How can I ask someone what they did (or which steps they went through) after 17:00:00?

Possible answers to your question:

What have you done so far?

What have you done since 5 PM (or 17)?

Which steps have you been through since 5 PM (or 17)?

Note that the job finished at 17. I would recommend verifying which steps have been taken since then.

Do you know if any further steps have been taken since then?

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