conduct vs. host vs. chair

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jokaec

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Chinese - Hong Kong
Because John is not here, who is going to "conduct" or "host" or "chair" this meeting?

Are they all correct? If so, which is most common in AmE? Thank you!
 
  • The Newt

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    English - US
    I wouldn't use "host." "Chair" is the best choice for formal situations, but "conduct" or "lead" might be okay for less formal meetings.
     

    Cenzontle

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    English, U.S.
    I would not use "host".
    This graph shows that "conduct" and "chair" are about equal in use in books published in the U.S.
    I often hear "facilitate (a meeting)" also. I think it has a more democratic connotation than the other verbs.
     

    jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong
    I wouldn't use "host." "Chair" is the best choice for formal situations, but "conduct" or "lead" might be okay for less formal meetings.
    Thank you all.
    What is the person who chairs or condcuts the small meeting, a host, a conductor or a chairman?
     
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