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    minute and record

    Hi!teachers:
    I would like to say someone make a written record of it.
    So I made a sentence as follows:
    Everyone has already been here.So the chairman begins to point her to minute the meeting.
    I also wonder if the word"record" can replace the word" minute" in my sentence.
    Also, Could you tell me which is common and colliquial?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: minute and record

    The chairman appointed her to take the minutes. (write down what happened at the meeting)

    The chairman told her to record the meeting. (tape record or video tape the meeting)

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    Re: minute and record

    Hi
    Thank you for answering my question.

    Now I know the difference between the words" recore" and "minute".
    I wonder if the word" minute" cant be used for verb .I wonder if I may also say :The chairman appointed her to minute the meeting.

    Since I saw it can be used for verb in my source, I saw it reads:
    When someone minutes something that is discussed or decided at a meeting , they make a written record of it.

    So I wonder if I can say minute the meeting or not.
    Thanks for your reply!

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    Re: minute and record

    Usually, someone takes the minutes of the meeting.

    Minutes is a noun. They are the written, legal record of the organization.

    However, I have seen minute as a verb - used in the southern part of the USA. So, yes, you can say "minute the meeting."

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    Re: minute and record

    I've also (in the UK) met 'minute' used as a verb, but the object was the thing written (rather than the meeting itself): 'I may have said that, but if I did the secretary certainly didn't minute it'.

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