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a) In a table headings, do I need to ensure it is grammatical? e.g. Period Start date and Period end date.

Period: Noun

Start: Verb

Date: Noun

Does it mean it is always in this structure for headings that have 3 words, that is Noun+ Verb+ Noun or Verb + Noun.



b) Another example of the name of a heading e.g. Patient name; patient is a noun and name is a noun. Does it mean if there are two words then we use noun followed by noun.

Other examples include: Commencement date [ noun+noun], shoes size [noun+noun], etc.

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Hi, Cristi,

@Cristi posted:

a) In a table headings, do I need to ensure it is grammatical? e.g. Period Start date and Period end date.

Period: Noun

Start: Verb

Date: Noun

Does it mean it is always in this structure for headings that have 3 words, that is Noun+ Verb+ Noun or Verb + Noun.

"Period start date" and "period end date" are correct phrases in English, if that is what you meant to ask. There, "start" and "end" are nouns, not verbs.

@Cristi posted:

b) Another example of the name of a heading e.g. Patient name; patient is a noun and name is a noun. Does it mean if there are two words then we use noun followed by noun.

Other examples include: Commencement date [ noun+noun], shoes size [noun+noun], etc.

"Patient name" is correct, especially for a heading. In context, we will tend to use the genitive case, i.e. patient's name.

We can use two nouns together, where the first one modifies the second one: commencement date = date of commencement / shoe size = size of shoes.

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