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    Preparing minutes of meetings

    We conduct meetings very often, and preparing the minutes is quite a task. At the adjournment section, my colleagues usually write this: "There being no other matters discussed, the meeting was adjourned." I prefer this: "Having no other matters to discuss, the meeting was adjourned." Which is correct? Thanks!

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    Re: Preparing minutes of meetings

    Your colleagues' version is more grammatical than yours.

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    Re: Preparing minutes of meetings

    There are certain phrases which have been around for decades/centuries, especially in legal terminology, and which show no signs of leaving. "There being ..." is one of them. If you had to change it into more up-to-date English, it would probably read "When there were no more matters to discuss, the meeting was adjourned".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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