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Correct or not? #460

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Anything wrong with this sentence, particularly, after until I use ing form.
"These two invoices will be HOLD for payment, until getting further notice."
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Correct or not? #461

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You asked about whether there's anything wrong in the following sentence:
"These two invoices wil be HOLD for payment, until getting further notice."
First of all, there's a problem with the first verb, which should be "will be HELD".
Second,"until getting further notice" should be revised to "until WE GET further notice".
This revision is needed here because it's not clear who the subject of the participle is, since the verb in the main clause is passive and omits the doer of the action. So, in this case you should use a full clause with a subject and full verb instead of a participle pharse.
However, in other situtuations, when the doer of the action is clear form the first caluse, then the participle phrase might be okay. For example, we would say:"We will hold the two invoices for payment , until getting further notice (of your intent to pay / that you have paid)."

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