Is it correct to say "Sam offered to minute take" regarding meetings, it sounds wrong & clumsy to me? If incorrect, what would the correct form be?
Poppy, if you are going to standard English, the correct phrase is, "Sam offered to take the minutes." Of all the meetings in which I've participated (I lead and also take minutes depending on the group), I've never heard minutes used in the singular. Not that it is technically incorrect, but were I to hear someone say that, I would suspect that English was not their first language. Minutes are always (except perhaps in academia, where rules trump existence) referred to in the plural.
"I took the meeting minutes."
"Can you send the minutes of the meeting."
"Who's taking the minutes?"