Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    XYZ is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    56
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Rephrase a sentence. HOW?!

    Please take a look at this extract from a letter:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Todayís teenagers have far too much freedom, and donít get any discipline from their parents. Theyíre always out late at night, standing on steer corners. I think that parents should be much stricter with their children. Iím sure that many other readers will agree with me.

    And here is a typical reply to this:

    I have just read a letter in your magazine about Ö.

    Well, itís clear the main idea of the topic is teenagers have far too much freedom, and donít get any discipline from their parents but I donít know how to rephrase this and use just one or several words instead of a gap in the sentence above. Could you please help me? Thank you very much.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,776
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Rephrase a sentence. HOW?!

    about the excessive freedom teenagers have and their not being disciplined by...????

Similar Threads

  1. Are the 5 basic sentence patterns sacred?
    By infinikyte in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 28-Aug-2009, 21:52
  2. Dear MikeNewYork... sentence fragment
    By wendy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2009, 09:50
  3. please rephrase this sentence.
    By wuzhi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2005, 12:19
  4. Attributive Clause - China Needs Your Help
    By ChinaDavid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-Jan-2005, 15:56
  5. rephrase this sentence.
    By blacknomi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 04-Aug-2004, 17:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •