I want to express that something is done on my todo list or bucket list, in short written form.

Which is the more appropriate way, "XXX, checked." or "XXX, check."?

I understand that in oral form, "check" is more appropriate because it is literally the action that you are doing, but what about written form, where the action has been done?

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  • Perhaps "checked" is more common in the UK tha in the US. Or maybe in the UK they would even say "ticked" and not "checked". I don't think you say "Item One, tick", though. – GEdgar Apr 27 '17 at 12:26
  • This has nothing to do with written vs oral form. Either usage can exist in either form. – AmE speaker Apr 27 '17 at 15:50

Check is used during a live assessment; if it has been completed in the past, it should already have been checked.

You could say "Item one; check" if you are assessing your list.

So you should say "Item one (is) checked" to describe its state at the time of your narrative.

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