Monday, February 22, 2010

Minutes of Meeting

PART of my duties is as a note-taker during meetings. I am not sure how to prepare the minutes. For example, should I use the past tense? I’m really confused. My boss doesn’t really care much about the tenses. He is more concerned that everything discussed is written down. Also, should it be “Minutes of meeting” or “Meeting minutes”? – Rahemah

To answer your later question first, we usually write “Minutes of the Meeting held on ...” as a heading for the minutes.

Minutes of a meeting are normally written in the past tense, because the minutes are written after the meeting is over, based on the minute-taker’s notes during the meeting.

By FADZILAH AMIN - The Star - Mind Our English

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