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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 08:57 am
Which sentence is clearer and a better choice:

All of the repairs and pack in for the following project have been completed as of 12/31/2020.

or

All of the repairs and pack in for the following project are complete as of 12/31/2020.
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 10:38 am
@LBrinkmann,
It’s not clear what you mean by ‘pack in.’

To pack something in colloquially means to stop doing something.

I don’t know if you mean packaging or the act of putting things back into place, but pack in is incorrect.
LBrinkmann
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 10:50 am
@izzythepush,
Hi,

The pack in I'm referring to is putting things back into place. I'm more concerned about whether " have been completed" or "are complete" is a better choice.

Thank you!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 11:06 am
@LBrinkmann,
To be honest that part of the sentence is fine either way. As a rule of thumb it’s best to go for as few words as possible,

In which case are complete would be the better option.

To cover the problems over pack in I would rephrase it as The repairs and refitting are complete......
LBrinkmann
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 11:12 am
@izzythepush,
Thank you so much.
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