Which is correct:


Thank you for reporting the office action that has issued.




Thank you for reporting the office action that has been issued.

asked Jun 12 '13 at 12:20 Ema Kis New member

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I think the second one is grammatically correct.

link answered Jun 12 '13 at 14:37 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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Scarlet DarwinJun 12 '13 at 16:59

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Probably the second but the meaning of both  sentences is unclear.

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 14:13 Michael Cranfield Expert

To expand upon the two answers given…

The second sentence is “more correct” but neither sentence makes much sense.  What is an office action and how is one issued?  I gather that something happened in the office and you are thanking someone for reporting it.


To issue something means to supply it or distribute it.  One cannot supply or distribute an action.  


To describe something that happened in the office, we don’t call it an office action.  That is just not a noun phrase that makes sense to native speakers. Since I don’t know what this event was, the following is the best sentence I can think of. 


Thank you for reporting the event that happened in the office.   

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 16:15 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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