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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my attempt paraphrasing the following sentences?

    1.1.The book was much worse than any of his other books.
    1.2.The book was much inferior than any of his other books.

    2.1. He is the center of attention now, though a few years ago he was hardly known.
    2.2. He is in the limelight now, thoiugh a few years ago he was hard known.

    3.1. I must confess that I did not find the story too exciting.
    3.2. I must admit that I did not find the story too thrilling.

    4.1. We had taken it for granted that he would help us, but he didn’t.
    4.2. We had assumed that he would help us, but he didn’t.

    5.1. He has gathered a good deal of information for his book.
    5.2. He has accumulated a good deal of information for his book.

    6.1. I place everything in your charge.
    6.2. I entrust everything to yours.

    7.1. It was a pleasure trip to look forward to.
    7.2. It was a pleasure outing to look forward to.

    8.1. Our knowledge of the subject does not go that for.
    8.2. Our knowledge of the subject does not cover all that.

    Thank you again for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Default Re: paraphrasing of eight sentences

    1.1.The book was much worse than any of his other books.
    1.2.The book was much inferior than any of his other books. (X)
    How about "The book was highly inferior to any of his other books."


    2.1. He is the center of attention now, though a few years ago he was hardly known.
    2.2. He is in the limelight now, thoiugh a few years ago he was hard known.
    Yes, but: "He is in the limelight now, though a few years ago he was hardly known."


    3.1. I must confess that I did not find the story too exciting.
    3.2. I must admit that I did not find the story too thrilling.
    Both are correct.


    4.1. We had taken it for granted that he would help us, but he didnít.
    4.2. We had assumed that he would help us, but he didnít.
    Both are correct.


    5.1. He has gathered a good deal of information for his book.
    5.2. He has accumulated a good deal of information for his book.
    Both are correct. (Gathered is better, though. I think it's more active and suggestive of somewhat greater effort.)


    6.1. I place everything in your charge.
    6.2. I entrust everything to yours. (X)
    I entrust everything to you.


    7.1. It was a pleasure trip to look forward to.
    7.2. It was a pleasure outing to look forward to. (?)
    Rather odd...I wouldn't say it in a hundred years.


    8.1. Our knowledge of the subject does not go that for far.
    8.2. Our knowledge of the subject does not cover all that. (?)
    The only problem is that it sounds quite strange to me to say your knowledge of something doesn't cover something. Ordinarily, a book or a course does or does not cover something...in other words, that material is or is not included. We tend to think of someone's knowledge in terms of how far it extends; we tend to think of the material in a book or course in terms of what it covers.

    Hope this helps.

    Greg

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    Exclamation Re: paraphrasing of eight sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my attempt paraphrasing the following sentences?

    Paraphrasing means rewriting the paragraph or sentence in your own words So you must say something different than the original.

    1.1.The book was much worse than any of his other books.
    1.2.The book was (much)more inferior than any of his other books. OK after removal of much or The book was much inferior to that of his other books
    2.1. He is the center of attention now, though a few years ago he was hardly known.
    2.2. He is in the limelight now, thoiugh a few years ago he was hard known.
    OK or
    He is in the limelight now, though in the past he was nobody/nonentity.
    3.1. I must confess that I did not find the story too exciting.
    3.2. I must admit that I did not find the story too thrilling.
    OK or
    I must admit that the story was too uninteresting.
    4.1. We had taken it for granted that he would help us, but he didn’t.
    4.2. We had assumed/believedthat he would help us, but he didn’t. OK

    5.1. He has gathered a good deal of information for his book.
    5.2. He has accumulated a good deal of information for his book.
    OK or
    He has collected a lot of information for his book
    6.1. I place everything in your charge.
    6.2. I entrust everything to you (rs). OK (you not yours)
    7.1. It was a pleasure trip to look forward to.
    7.2. It was an (pleasure) outing to look forward to. OK (outing means pleasure trip)
    8.1. Our knowledge of the subject does not go that far.
    8.2. Our knowledge of the subject does not cover all that. OK Knowledge is a framework (fluid mix of experiences, information, values and expert insight) within us that we use for evaluating and incorporating new information and ideas. Subject is a branch of knowledge like a courses of study. So when we say our knowledge of the subject does not cover all that, it means that branch of knowledge which covers a courses of study. Of course you can say:
    Our knowledge of the subject does not extend that far.


    Thank you again for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Last edited by sarat_106; 26-Jul-2009 at 07:48.

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