Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Homework: was it harder than I thought?

Page 62, #16 j

16. Identify any passive verbs in the following sentence and change them to active verbs. Rewrite the sentence using active verbs and eliminating any unnecessary wording so that each sentence is clear and concise.

j) Accusations were made by several female employees who made the statement that overtly threatening remarks had been made to them by Mr. Harrison, but the charges were denied by the man who had been accused.

[I underlined the passive verbs.]

1. Employees accused Mr. Harrison of overtly threatening them, but he denied the charges.

[Is it important to state that the employees are female in this matter?]

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