Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Time to get active

I figured it was high time I write an actual post as opposed to just commenting and letting everyone else do the work, so here it is, folks. Prepare to be amazed. ( all likelihood, probably not...)

I found this week's homework assignment pretty straightforward; if only all our assignments were a matter of changing passive verbs to active ones! I don't have my sentence in front of me, but I'm pretty sure my final version went something along the lines of:

Several female employees alleged that Mr. Harrison had threatened them, although he denied these claims.

I'm still not sure that "claims" is the best word to use, as I think for some it might carry a connotation of accustions that are unsubstantiated and/or not credible. But I used it anyway... go figure. I wonder how different the versions of this sentence will be when we hear what everyone came up with in class. I'm always amazed at how one sentence can be rewritten 10 different ways by 10 different people, usually quite well each time!


Arvindi said...

I ABSOLUTELY had to comment on the title of your post. Your play on words -- SO CLEVER. Active verbs, becoming active in the blog... If only English teachers would analyze our blogs in their classes.

Kate said...

LOL! I'm glad you appreciated it. That'll probably be my only creative title for the year... :P