Let's suppose there is a list of tasks ordered by due date

past due date

  • change toothbrush
  • change tyres


  • Go to xxx place
  • buy xxxx

remaining list(which are due in future)

  • take dog to vet

  • some task

  • some other task

What word should I use in place of "remaining list"(which are due in future)?

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    "Pending" or "To-do-list". – user140086 Feb 11 '16 at 12:33
  • If you're okay with "past due date" shouldn't you also be okay with "future due date"? – GoldenGremlin Feb 11 '16 at 13:16
  • @Rathony +1 for to-do list. (It's not to-do-list by the way.) – Færd Feb 11 '16 at 13:17
  • Perhaps: past due date->"Missed deadline"; today ->"Expiring today"; remaining list -> "Next scheduled tasks". – Graffito Feb 11 '16 at 17:41

Why not upcoming?

Occurring soon; forthcoming.

American Heritage

  • thanks, also is there a word for past due date? – SRN Feb 11 '16 at 13:20
  • Because upcoming is not a very good word for a deliberate action. Upcoming things come up to you. To-do list is better. – Færd Feb 11 '16 at 13:24
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    Overdue might work. – bib Feb 11 '16 at 13:24
  • @Fard the whole list is todo list, I am dividing the todo list by their due date – SRN Feb 11 '16 at 13:57

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