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

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