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    Debate record of House of Commons

    Does the English of debate records of House of Commons must grammatically correct and natural?
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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    We don't use "must" after "does".

    Does the English of debate records of
    the House of Commons have to be grammatically correct and natural?


    To answer your question, that would be ideal. But with oral debate, that would be unlikely.
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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons


    Then, I suppose the statements drafted by committee members who read in The House of Commons is grammatically correct and natural. Am I right?

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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    I would hope so, but let's wait for one of our British members to comment.

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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Dawnngcm, here is a true story.

    This week I was watching on American television a "live" session of Prime Minister's Questions (when Mr. Cameron, the prime minister, stands up in the Commons and answers questions from other members).

    In referring to another member, he accidentally used a word that didn't seem to make sense. The members roared with laughter. The speaker (the member who keeps order) told the House that they understood what Mr. Cameron meant. The prime minister then smiled and used the correct word that he had originally intended to use.

    As you know, the proceeedings of the House are printed. I think that we can assume that only the correct word appeared in the official record.

    P.S. You have actually asked a very insightful question. Here in the United States, sometimes when a famous person makes a grammatical mistake, the official record (and newspapers) will change it to correct English so as not to embarrass that person.

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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    Possibly, but do they also edit all of the grammar?

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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    The official report of the daily proceedings in the House of Commons and the House of Lords is called 'Hansard'.

    It appears to be an edited report rather than a verbatim one.

    Nobody I know is interested enough to bother reading it.

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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post


    Nobody I know is interested enough to bother reading it.
    Ha! Ha! I am the one.
    Because that record discuss the place where I live.
    I am delight to learn something more when I read it.
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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    You live in Hong Kong, according to your profile.

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    Re: Debate record of House of Commons

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You live in Hong Kong, according to your profile.
    Yes!

    I read the report of Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit)
    http://www.publications.parliament.u...41202-0001.htm

    Believe it or not! I think the report is quite interesting. I admit I am a peculiar person in some areas!
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