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    #1

    the verb for "proceedings"

    When you use "proceedings" to mean "the official written records of a meeting, society etc", what's the right verb for it?

    He will write/make/prepare/(or something else) the proceedings...?

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    #2

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    We don't use "proceedings" like that.

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    #3

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    The official written records of the proceedings of a meeting etc are the minutes.

    The secretary takes the minutes or reads the minutes of the last meeting.

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    #4

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    This dictionary (Longman) says the word can be used like that.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/proceeding

    This one (Oxford) too.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...ish/proceeding

    And this one (Cambridge).
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...?q=proceedings

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    #5

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    I am not familiar with that use of the word.

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    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    At least in AmE, "proceedings" can refer to the official record of a conference. It is often different from "minutes". "Proceedings" will contain the papers presented at a conference.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 11-Jun-2014 at 13:43.

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    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    At least in AmE, "proceedings" can refer to the official record of a conference. It is often different from "minutes". "Proceeding will contain the papers presented at a conference.
    What verb would you use with "proceedings"?

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    #8

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    The book contains "Proceedings" from the XXX Conference.

    This is the "Proceedings" of the XXX Conference.

    I purchased the "Proceedings" of the XXX Conference.

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    #9

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    Does the author(?) of the proceedings "write", "make", "prepare", (or other verbs) them?

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    #10

    Re: the verb for "proceedings"

    Usually, the "Proceedings" is a compilation of papers from several to many different authors. The conference or organization "prepares" or "releases" the proceedings.

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