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    Smile only to find that everything had changed

    The man went back to his hometown only to find that everything had changed.
    The man went back to his hometown but ended up finding everything had changed.


    The second sentence is how I try out paraphrasing the first one. If it doesn't sound right, please feel free to correct me. Thanks.

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    Default Re: only to find that everything had changed

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The man went back to his hometown only to find that everything had changed.
    The man went back to his hometown but ended up finding everything had changed.


    The second sentence is how I try out paraphrasing the first one. If it doesn't sound right, please feel free to correct me. Thanks.
    Well as a comment on the process of "paraphrasing" I don't think you have come close to it here. Paraphrasing is rewriting something in different words. You have retained the same words, same order for 80% of the sentence.

    A Paraphrase of the first sentence might be

    Nothing was the same when the man returned home.

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    Default Re: only to find that everything had changed

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Well as a comment on the process of "paraphrasing" I don't think you have come close to it here. Paraphrasing is rewriting something in different words. You have retained the same words, same order for 80% of the sentence.

    A Paraphrase of the first sentence might be

    Nothing was the same when the man returned home.
    Thank you, Naamplao, for your correction and advice.
    I appreciate your version.
    The aim of my rewording (Is rewording the right word?) the underlined part is to try out those phrases underlined and to see if I understand them right.
    So are they close?

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