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    Question Minutes of Meeting

    Can someone give me the correct grammar for this paragraph?

    Chairman Xxx called to move for the approval of the minutes of last meeting. Mr. Y moved. Ms. A seconded. The minutes of previous meeting was/were approved.

    If you chose "were", can you explain why?

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    Re: Minutes of Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by roskyrrys View Post
    Can someone give me the correct grammar for this paragraph?

    Chairman Xxx called to move for the approval of the minutes of last meeting. Mr. Y moved. Ms. A seconded. The minutes of previous meeting was/were approved.

    If you chose "were", can you explain why?

    Thanks.
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    Minutes = plural, therefore "were".

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    Re: Minutes of Meeting

    minutes = all of the activities of the meeting.

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    Re: Minutes of Meeting

    Chairman Xxx called to move for the approval of the minutes of last meeting. Mr. Y moved. Ms. A seconded. The minutes of previous meeting was/were approved.
    Called to move? Is this the correct term?
    Shouldn't that be 'called for the minutes to be accepted'?
    Mr. Y proposed. Mr. A seconded?

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    Re: Minutes of Meeting

    You'll find accept and approve being used.

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    Re: Minutes of Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You'll find accept and approve being used.
    Called to move.. - is there such a term?

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    Re: Minutes of Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Called to move.. - is there such a term?
    I would have thought it would be one or the other:

    He called for the minutes of the previous meeting to be approved.

    He moved to have the minutes of the previous meeting approved.

    I think "to move to" is used in official meetings at councils, etc.

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