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    Hello;

    Is it correct to rephrase the sentences "A" in the form of the sentences "B" and if "yes" what's difference between them?
    1-
    A-One can sense heated political atmosphere in the country.

    B-One can sense heating (OR heat) of political atmosphere in the country.
    2-
    A-He sought continued political dialogue with the E.U.

    B-He sought continuation of political dialogue with the E.U.
    3-
    A-Health authorities pleaded renewed international cooperation to eliminate the infection.

    B-Health authorities pleaded renewal of international cooperation to eliminate the infection.

    Thankyou very much;
    Last edited by majid72; 09-Sep-2007 at 09:49.

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    Default Re: rephrasing

    1 No; heated means that the change has occurred, while heating means that it is ongoing.
    2 Put an indefinite article before 'continuation'.
    3 In both cases, I'd put for after the verb and an indefinite article in the second..

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