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Please advise what tense should be used in meeting minutes writing.
I review the past record of meeting minutes, they always use “past prefect tense”.
I understand that the minutes recorded the things occurring in past. But why it use “past prefect tense’ rather than “simple past tense”?
I would find the past perfect unnatural. I would use the simple past.
XXX said that he would arrange a meeting with YYY. Mr P agreed that a meeting was necessary.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.