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    #1

    correct expression

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether it is possible to use the word "collect" in the following sentence:

    Records of these meetings are included in the minutes of meetings taken and collected by a responsible person. (the meaning of "collected" should be "kept" or "placed on file" or something like that; the responsible person takes the minutes of the meeting and places them on file for future reference)

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka


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    Re: correct expression

    Start by looking at this part of your sentence:

    Records of these meetings are included in the minutes of meetings

    That's what minutes are - a record of a meeting. You are virtually saying: "These minutes duly note that these minutes record the fact that I am taking minutes."

    Unless you mean that information about/minutes from some other committee was/were tabled, and incorporated into the minutes of your meetings........

    places them on file is the correct expression


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    Re: correct expression

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Start by looking at this part of your sentence:

    Records of these meetings are included in the minutes of meetings

    That's what minutes are - a record of a meeting. You are virtually saying: "These minutes duly note that these minutes record the fact that I am taking minutes."

    Unless you mean that information about/minutes from some other committee was/were tabled, and incorporated into the minutes of your meetings........

    places them on file is the correct expression
    OK, you are right. But in a different sentence, is it possible to use the word "collected" in the meaning described above?


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    Re: correct expression

    I am sorry, I didn't notice the last part of your answer

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