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    Default Is "Floor" the Correct Word?

    I am supposed to chair a small shareholders' meeting; however, because of potential conflict of interest, I will have to let another person, Mr. Lee, chair the meeting in my stead. Am I correct to say "I now turn the floor to Mr. Lee" after a brief explanation or introduction?

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    Default Re: Is "Floor" the Correct Word?

    Quote Originally Posted by cleung View Post
    I am supposed to chair a small shareholders' meeting; however, because of potential conflict of interest, I will have to let another person, Mr. Lee, chair the meeting in my stead. Am I correct to say "I now turn the floor to Mr. Lee" after a brief explanation or introduction?
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    It would usually be "I now pass the floor to Mr. Lee."

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    Default Re: Is "Floor" the Correct Word?

    Quote Originally Posted by cleung View Post
    I am supposed to chair a small shareholders' meeting; however, because of potential conflict of interest, I will have to let another person, Mr. Lee, chair the meeting in my stead. Am I correct to say "I now turn the floor to Mr. Lee" after a brief explanation or introduction?

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    In the US, "turn the floor over to" would be common.

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