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When reporting on a project that is still being worked on, do you call it in progress or do you call it in process?
I have heard both, and both make sense in their own way. I want to know what both the descriptivists and prescriptivists have to say.
asked Aug 8, 2011 at 14:20
Taj MooreTaj Moore
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Describing a project as in process sounds pretty odd to me, but apparently the form does occur - although in progress is about 5 times more common, as this NGram clearly shows.
This chart specifically for in process of [changing, for example] strongly suggests the usage is falling out of favour.
answered Aug 8, 2011 at 14:41
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What I have to say:
The writing of my project is currently in progress.
My project is currently in the process of being written.
answered Aug 8, 2011 at 14:38
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To me being in process implies that a process is proceeding to a conclusion.
Being in progress implies that it is progressing or moving forward to a point or of completion.
answered May 3, 2014 at 15:23
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