I have a list of tasks, each happening between a start time and an end time. I want to sort all tasks into 3 categories:

  1. Upcoming ?
  2. Current happening ?
  3. pass ? already end ?

What are the best words to name these categories?

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    Since “event” is such a good word to describe generically “something that takes place”, I’d use three words that are often used with “event” and go with: “Event Status: Upcoming…Current…Past.” – Papa Poule Jun 8 '16 at 12:53
  1. upcoming
  2. in progress or active
  3. done or complete
  • thanks for reply, if the task is like event or exhibition still can call in progress or active, done or complete ? and how to name this sort way ? like sort by time? – user1575921 Jun 8 '16 at 12:04
  • You could also use "current" for state #2 – Max Williams Jun 8 '16 at 12:06
  • The characteristic being described by each of these words could be called "progress" or "progress status" perhaps. – Max Williams Jun 8 '16 at 12:07
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    That's what I meant yes. Ultimately in this context you just need the reader to be able to guess what you mean, ie for the names to be intuitive and I think these work from that perspective. – Max Williams Jun 8 '16 at 12:11
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    I would say Sort by status or Sort by event status. – Herb Caudill Jun 9 '16 at 8:58

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