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    #1

    The meeting was attended by ten employees. Rephrase, please.

    Could you help me rephrase the sentence in the title. Supposing I need to write a description of the meeting.

    There was a staff meeting on 22 December. The meeting was attended by ten employees and the manager. First, they discussed...., then they worked out a schedule .....etc.

    What are other ways to say the phrase in bold so that it would fit this context properly?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 27-Dec-2013 at 20:41.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: The meeteng was attended by ten employees. Rephrase, please.

    Hello.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I think you can use the active voice instead of passive.
    Sure, there are several ways to improve it, but I'm afraid to be wrong.

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: The meeteng was attended by ten employees. Rephrase, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I think you can use the active voice instead of passive.
    Sure, there are several ways to improve it, but I'm afraid to be wrong.

    Boris.
    Yes, of course, the active voice can be used, too. I can easily make a separate sentence with it. But I need the native speakers' opinion if it's possible to say the same, but using some other words so that it wouldn't sound unnatural in the given context.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 27-Dec-2013 at 20:41.
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    #4

    Re: The meeteng was attended by ten employees. Rephrase, please.

    The staff meeting on 22 December was attended by one manager and ten employees. (Note that if you were writing the minutes of the meeting, you would already have listed the names of the attendees and the date of the meeting so this sentence would be unnecessary.)

    Concentrate on the vowels in your spelling. You put "meeteng" instead of meeting and "duscussed" instead of "discussed".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The meeteng was attended by ten employees. Rephrase, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The staff meeting on 22 December was attended by one manager and ten employees. (Note that if you were writing the minutes of the meeting, you would already have listed the names of the attendees and the date of the meeting so this sentence would be unnecessary.)
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Concentrate on the vowels in your spelling. You put "meeteng" instead of meeting and "duscussed" instead of "discussed".
    Sorry, it was not me, it was my keyboard.)
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