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Paraphrasing – Concept, Techniques and Its Uses

Aug 29, 2022


  1. What is paraphrasing? 
    • To paraphrase is to say something in a different way, using your own words.  
    • Paraphrasing is the process of borrowing ideas, language, or phrases from another person’s writing, and rewriting them using our own language and sentence patterns. 
  1. Understand the techniques of paraphrasing? 
    • Change from a Clause to a Phase (or vice versa) 
    • Change from Quoted Speech to Indirect Speech (or vice versa) 
    • Change from Active Voice to Passive Voice (or vice versa) 
    • Change to Synonyms 
    • Change Word Forms 

Steps to Paraphrasing sentence: 

  • Read the original text until you understand its meaning well; then set it aside. 
  • Use your memory to write down the main points or concepts. 
  • Rewrite the text by varying the opening, changing the order of sentences, lengthening or shortening sentences, etc. 


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