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Suppose I've received a document from my colleague and then I want to make a report to my chief in which I want to mention it. Would the following construction be correct?

According to the document been received from John it's...

Or should I just put it like this?

According to the document received from John it's...

PS: Excuse me if I've confused participle with adjective, I really don't know the proper name for received in this case.

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closed as general reference by coleopterist, tchrist, MετάEd, Mitch, Marthaª Nov 26 '12 at 20:19

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Either the document received or the document that has been received, but not something in-between. And nobody would really say the latter, either; the document (that) we received is a more likely choice. I think this question is a better fit for our sister site for English language learners. You can support it by committing. Thank you. –  RegDwigнt Nov 23 '12 at 9:40
Thank you. I didn't know about the site's existense. :-) –  krokoziabla Nov 23 '12 at 9:47
I agree with RegDwight. I think both options are fine and differ only by the time context. –  lexeme Nov 23 '12 at 9:56
@RegDwighт Realised only now. Would it still be correct to say the document (that) we have received? Is it common? I heard British preferred to use present perfect for such cases whereas Americans past simple. Is it really true? –  krokoziabla Nov 23 '12 at 10:03
Check out this question. You can also browse the corresponding tag. –  RegDwigнt Nov 23 '12 at 10:45