You are working on a project that will require additional personnel. You decide to write
a memo requesting the same to your boss, who may be reluctant because the department
is already understaffed. Therefore, you choose the problem-solving pattern. In your
message, you should:
A. lay emphasis upon the negative aspect of the message to get a quick response.
B. demonstrate you-attitude by asking immediately for the extra personnel.
C. lay emphasis upon the you-attitude in the subject line of the message.
D. describe the problem you both share.
E. lay emphasis on the negative aspects to underline the seriousness of the problem.
Which of the following is a characteristic of an active verb?
A. It is usually made up of a form of the verb "to be" plus a past participle.
B. It describes something that the grammatical subject is doing.
C. It describes something that is being done to the grammatical subject.
D. It is used only when an agent is specified in the sentence.
E. All of the above are true.