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If I am testing a software, can I say

'The testing is in progress'
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testing shows the action that you are doing, therefore, it also shows that it is in progress, and it is repeated by the words "in progress" best use "the tests (noun) are in progress" because you are doing many, not one presumably
I see your point, andrea, but surely "the testing is in progress" is idiomatic and common.

I'm curious about the title of the thread. It's hard to imagine "testing" as an adjective. I guess you could say, "The testing equipment has been stolen." "Test" would probably be more common.

In the example, "testing" is a gerund; and practically any verb may be so used. "Surfing is fun." (They function as nouns.)

Of course, both the present and past participles are frequently used as adjectives: "Put the tested ones over there."
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AvangiI'm curious about the title of the thread. It's hard to imagine "testing" as an adjective

I am sorry. It was a mistake from my side.

So I can say

The testing is in progress

The tests are in progress

The test is in progress

Please correct me if I am wrong.
All the above are fine.
If I am running a 24 test in a lab that I don't want anyone to interfere with, I would post a sign on the door "Do not enter. Test is in progress, ", No "the".
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If I am running a 24 test in a lab that I don't want anyone to interfere with, I would post a sign on the door "Do not enter. Test is in progress, ", No "the".


I am confused. Can you please explain why 'the' is removed from the statement?
For the same reason when:

your mom yelled out "dinner is ready".

Emotion: big smile

the sign on your office entrance that says "elevator under maintenance".

A section of the department store is partitioned off with a big sign that says: Please pardon our appearance. Renovation is in progress".

When we convey a general message, the article "the" is typically omitted.

Solar energy is good for our planet. No 'the".

Economy is what is on everyone's mind. No "the".
Unless otherwise stated, we assume our objective is to encourage correct sentences.

Perhaps someday we'll have a special forum for signs.

"The" is called a definite article. When you wish to indicate that (a) particular (definite) test/tests/testing/series of tests is/are being conducted, "The" is appropriate.

In some cases the article should be omitted; in some cases it may be omitted; in some cases it may not be omitted.
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