"You have not performed any activity"


"You have not performed any action"


"There is no item in your activity tab"

Any other suggestions are also welcome.


I suggest

There is no activity to display

This works fine unless you want to underscore that it was the user who didn't perform any activity, as opposed to the system, for example.

From the three options you presented, "You have not performed any activity" is correct, too.

"You have not performed any action" should be "You have not performed any actions" (plural.)

"There is no item in your activity tab" should be "There are no items in your activity tab" (again, plural.)

But the last two are a bit inelegant, even after the grammar has been corrected.

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    "There is no activity to display" works better. Otherwise you're telling the user what they have or have not done e.g. you have not performed any activity. Better to just tell them what information you have – user4485 Oct 12 '15 at 11:42
  • @BrianBishop I work in a software company, and typically I would agree. But sometimes context may call for the active voice. – A.P. Oct 12 '15 at 11:44
  • @A.P., Thanks for your help pal. Let say if this in context of points. How should I say "You have not earned any points yet" or "There are no earned points yet" – learner Oct 12 '15 at 11:56
  • @Ridlr In this case I would definitely prefer the active voice and go with "You have not earned any points yet". This tells the user they are responsible for earning the points, it's up to them, so go and earn some! I think this would work better in context of gamification. – A.P. Oct 12 '15 at 11:58
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    It's just that saying "you have not performed any activity yet" may be confusing. The user may well have performed an activity, just not one that has been recorded. – user4485 Oct 12 '15 at 12:57

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