Is it correct to say:

  1. We shall discuss it in our today's meeting.

Or would it be more correct to say something longer like:

  1. We shall discuss it in our meeting that is scheduled for today.

ADDED: There is now also a related thread that is attempting to address the grammaticality of the expression "our today's meeting": Why is “our today's meeting” wrong? -- Though, personally (F.E.), I haven't found their arguments for proving that it is ungrammatical to be convincing.

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    "Ours" seems to be redundant. It simply could be "We shall discuss it in today's meeting." – Eilia Jun 10 '15 at 11:57
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    Where do you get the idea that saying something longer will make it more correct? – Robusto Jun 10 '15 at 12:05
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    and the shortest is TBD (to be discussed) : ) – Misti Jun 10 '15 at 12:24
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    "We shall discuss it in our meeting today" has all it takes and works fine. – Kris Jun 10 '15 at 13:34
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    +1, it seems to be a good question! :) – F.E. Jun 10 '15 at 18:56

Your first example "We will discuss it in our today's meeting." is incorrect because today is not ours. You could say "our meeting" or "today's meeting", or "our meeting today".

Your second example "We will discuss it at our meeting that is scheduled for today." is OK grammatically, but it's unnecessarily wordy. Try one of these succinct constructions:

  • We will discuss it in our meeting today.


  • We will discuss it today in our meeting.
  • Or "in our meeting today." – Robusto Jun 10 '15 at 12:04
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    Ok, but this a site for linguists, what's the reason the OP's example's wrong? :) – Araucaria - Not here any more. Jun 11 '15 at 9:00
  • @BrianHitchcock: You added that well after I commented. Look at your revision history. – Robusto Jun 12 '15 at 9:36
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    @Mari-Lou A: Even in such a case, nobody's attending "XXX's today's meeting". They might attend "XXX's meeting today" or "my meeting today". But surely you understand that "my uncle's (cousin's (mother-in-law's (babysitter's))) car" is different grammatically from "my today's (department's (auditors')) meeting". (Oh, and I fixed the typo; thank you.) – Brian Hitchcock Jun 13 '15 at 11:21
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    @Mari-LouA It's the difference between "[my uncle]'s car" and "an [Obama's fan]" :) – Araucaria - Not here any more. Jun 13 '15 at 13:37

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