5 March 2015

*ALL CHANGE!*

Change the words in the following sentence as indicated.

The salesman eagerly offered his services to the potential customer.

Please change only the exact word in the sequence given. Each participant should build on the changes made by the previous participant.

For instance, Participant 1 writes #1 Subject Noun, and changes the subject noun; Participant 2 writes #2 Direct Object Noun, and changes the direct object noun, etc.


You are free to make as many changes as you wish. Just remember to number each change (and indicate the part of speech) so it is clear to everyone where we are on the list.


When all 7 changes have been made, return to the top of the list and continue.


Changes:                                                                                                                          


1. subject noun

2. direct object noun          
3. indirect object noun                  
4. adjective(s)
5. adverb(s)    
6. verb name      
7. verb tense

5 comments:

Olena140 said...

1. subject noun
The agent eagerly offered his services to the potential customer.

2. direct object noun
The agent eagerly offered his advise to the potential customer.

3. indirect object noun
The agent eagerly offered his advise to the potential client.

4. adjective(s)
The experienced agent eagerly offered an invaluable advise to the plausible client.

5. adverb(s)
The experienced agent eagerly offered an invaluable advise to the plausible client.

6. verb name
The experienced agent eagerly provided an invaluable advise to the plausible client.

7. verb tense
The experienced agent will eagerly provide an invaluable advise to the plausible client.

annie wesley said...

1.object to the verb offered.
The salesman eagerly offered his expertise to the potential customer.
2. adjective to customer
The saleman offered his services to the undecided customer.
3 adjective and verb tense.
The ambitious saleman had convinced the potential customer.

Olena140 said...

Hi Annie,

I believe, you need to start from the top (1. subject noun) and change in sequence.

You also have to follow the previous changes. So if you changed "direct object noun", you have to include that change in the following sentences.

Michael said...

Well done (as usual), Olena. And thank you for sharing your understanding with the other participants.

But "advise" is the verb form. You mean "advice".

Also, advice is not countable, so it does not take an article.

And you didn't actually change the adverb.

Good effort, Annie! But please see Olena's comments about this exercise.

Olena140 said...

Sorry for so many mistakes, Michael. I think I didn't pay enough attention. (How did I forget to change the adverb?)


1. subject noun
The agent eagerly offered his services to the potential customer.

2. direct object noun
The agent eagerly offered his advice to the potential customer.

3. indirect object noun
The agent eagerly offered his advice to the potential client.

4. adjective(s)
The experienced agent eagerly offered invaluable advice to the plausible client.

5. adverb(s)
The experienced agent readily offered invaluable advice to the plausible client.

6. verb name
The experienced agent readily provided invaluable advice to the plausible client.

7. verb tense
The experienced agent will readily provide invaluable advice to the plausible client.