3

Part of my work includes making modifications to a software application.

After making the requested modifications, I typically send an email to those in charge of user acceptance testing, informing them that they should log in to the UAT system to check the work.

In these emails I often write something like this:

The requested modifications have been completed.

But sometimes I may instead write the sentence like this:

The requested modifications are completed.

Are these both correct English? If not, please explain why.

  • Yes you can use the below one and i am strongly Recommended to use this 'Requested modifications have been completed." – user31808 Mar 21 '16 at 7:07
  • How about finished, accomplished or done. – Takahiro Waki Sep 16 '16 at 19:58
5

The requested modifications have been completed.

is better, because you are referring to a continuing action (you finished writing the code, but it will get tested next).

Put into context:

The requested modifications have been completed. You may now begin your testing process.

In this example:

The requested modifications are completed.

are refers to the current state, but completed is past tense. I won't say people don't write it this way, but it would be better to write:

The requested modifications are complete.

As a simple statement of fact this is fine.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.