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    Last meeting

    May I ask which one is correct and what is the difference between the two?

    Minutes of last meeting is passed without amendments;
    or
    Minutes of the last meeting is passed without amendments.

    Thank you for your help.


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    Re: Last meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    May I ask which one is correct and what is the difference between the two?

    Minutes of last meeting is passed without amendments;
    or
    Minutes of the last meeting is passed without amendments.

    Thank you for your help.
    How about this:

    The minutes of the last meeting have been endorsed without any amendments.

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    Re: Last meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    How about this:

    The minutes of the last meeting have been endorsed without any amendments.
    Thank you, Clark.
    But could you tell me what is the difference between the use of the definite article before "last" and without?


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    Re: Last meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Thank you, Clark.
    But could you tell me what is the difference between the use of the definite article before "last" and without?
    1. They did it last week / month / year / etc.
    Also last Monday/ July / summer / year / etc.

    With calender time periods - no article.


    2. We did the exercise at the last lesson.
    The last exam wasn't difficult.

    With events - 'the' is used.

    3. The last person to come was Mike.

    The last in the succession of things, facts, people - 'the' is used.

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