Real Subjects and Strong Verbs

Instructions: Revise the sentences below so that they have real subjects followed by strong verbs. For example:

Weak: It is urgent for us to discuss why we are losing new clients.
Revised: We must discuss why we are losing new clients.

1. There are many issues for us to consider before we agree to the me.

Your Answer:

Reveal Revised Sentence
We must consider many issues before we agree to the merger.

2. Mr. Johnston will take your proposal into consideration.

Your Answer:

Reveal Revised Sentence
Mr. Johnston will consider your proposal.

3. The accounting manager gave an indication that the date might change.

Your Answer:

Reveal Revised Sentence
The accounting manager indicated that the date might change.

4. The report is a summarization of previous activity in the department.

Your Answer:

Reveal Revised Sentence
The report summarizes previous activity in the department.

5. There are new clients who must be contacted by us.

Your Answer:

Reveal Revised Sentence
We must contact the new clients.