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March 26, 2010

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dean graziosi

Its good to know difference between right and wrong verbs.I also believe that right verbs always help and I like that you always give example as its very easy to understand.

Tony

This is very helpful Lynn! Thank you

Felix

sometimes it's useful/ necessary to tell who said what

eg "Mr X said that the ABC Corp will not pay compensation. Ms Y said that the DEF Agency will consider litigation if no offer is made."

hopefully to be followed by some outcome

but thanks for sensitising us to the search for the right verb

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Felix, you are correct. Sometimes it is important to know who said what, typically because of the individuals. For example, readers of the minutes will want to know if the corporate attorney or the chief negotiator has said something significant.

Thanks for adding that helpful clarification.

Lynn

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