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. (Er...in 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!