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Which is correct: "Minutes of meeting was read" or "minutes of meeting were read" ?
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The first one is correct, since 'minutes' is a term by itself and isn't a plural (I suppose it is a collective term.).
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'Minutes of meeting were read' is commonly used.

Hope this helps.
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Not only common, but correct.Emotion: wink

Minutes are plural, but not ever used in the singular, in this context, as far as I know.

(I guess that each specific note taken is technically "A minute", but the notes collectively are "THE minutes").

TM
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meetings minutes is defined as "an official record". As such it is a singular term. e.g. The official record was read.
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Hi,

The record was read.

But

The minutes were read.

Clive
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I think 'Minutes of meeting were' is the answer. Because 'Minutes' is the the plural form and verb accept noun before 'noun'.
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I think 'Minutes of meeting were' is the answer. Because 'Minutes' is the the plural form and verb accept noun before 'of'.
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I think 'Minutes of meeting were' is the answer. Because 'Minutes' is the the plural form and verb accept noun before 'of'.
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