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Macmillan Dictionary says that minutes is "an official written record of what is discussed or decided at a formal meeting", which I understand.
However, it has this example: Shall we hear the minutes of the last meeting?
For a non-native speaker, it sounds strange to "hear" a "written" record. (Don't you "read" it instead of "hear" it?) Does it mean "to hear someone reading the minutes"?
I mean, it would be more reasonable to say "Shall we hear what the minutes of the last meeting says?" or "Shall we read/check/review the minutes of the last meeting?"
minute - definition of minute by Macmillan Dictionary
Last edited by herbivorie; 18-Jan-2014 at 04:09. Reason: typo
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