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    How do I paraphrase sentences in paragraphs?
    I do not know how to paraphrase anything.
    I wanted you to know that.

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    Default Re: Paraphrasing

    To paraphrase something means to re-state it in your own words.

    For example, here is an exact quote from Wikipedia:
    On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in a the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France, along with her companion Dodi Fayed, and their driver Henri Paul. Fayed's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the only car occupant to survive the accident.
    If I had to paraphrase this, I might say:
    Diana, Princess of Wales, died on August 31, 1997. She and her companion, Dodi Fayed, were killed in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France. The driver of the car was also killed; only Trevor Rees-Jones, Fayed's bodyguard, survived the crash.

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    Thank you, Quisch, for clearly explaining to me how to paraphrase
    sentences in paragraphs. You did an outstanding doing that. Your
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    Roberta Gallant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    To paraphrase something means to re-state it in your own words.

    For example, here is an exact quote from Wikipedia:
    On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in a the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France, along with her companion Dodi Fayed, and their driver Henri Paul. Fayed's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the only car occupant to survive the accident.
    If I had to paraphrase this, I might say:
    Diana, Princess of Wales, died on August 31, 1997. She and her companion, Dodi Fayed, were killed in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France. The driver of the car was also killed; only Trevor Rees-Jones, Fayed's bodyguard, survived the crash.

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    Glad to have been of help.

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