Say I have application that tracks TODO items; each TODO item has a status, e.g. "Not Started", "In Progress", "Completed", etc.
Which phrasing is the most appropriate to display in the application?
- You have 5 items in status "Not Started"
- You have 5 items with status "Not Started"
- You have 5 items of status "Not Started"
I prefer #1. My rationale is that, I consider "status" to be synonymous with "state," and things reside in a state rather than possess a state. But I am open to persuasion otherwise.