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    #1

    a meeting with

    1) I had a meeting with five of our students.
    2) I had meetings with five of our students.
    Could these sentences be used if I had one meeting with each of the five?

    It seems to me that '2' is a very general statement and could be used almost in any case. It could be even used if, say, I had three meetings in all. Once with one and the other times with two students.

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    Re: a meeting with

    Neither of them suggests five separate meetings, each with one person. #1 suggests one meeting with six people in total in attendance. #2 is even less specific.

    If you had one meeting with each student, you had five meetings in total. So you can say "I had five meetings, each with a different student".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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