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    Default paraphrasing words and word combination from five sentences

    Dear teachers,

    There are five original sentences as well as their modifications as a result of paraphrasing of some words and words combinations from the former one.

    Would you be kind enough to examine their proper English sounding?

    1.1. It will cost you a handsome sum of money.
    1.2. It will cost you a substantial sum of money.

    2.1. You wonít deceive him.
    2.2. You wonít take him in.

    3.1. They donít need such obsolete methods.
    3.2. They have no use for such obsolete methods.

    4.1. This is what Iím driving at.
    4.2. This is what Iím leading to.

    5.1. I have a good mind to put the matter before him.
    5.2. Iím inclined to put the matter before him.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Default Re: paraphrasing words and word combination from five sentences

    1.1. It will cost you a handsome sum of money.
    1.2. It will cost you a substantial sum of money. These both mean the same.

    2.1. You wonít deceive him.
    2.2. You wonít take him in. These both mean the same.

    3.1. They donít need such obsolete methods.
    3.2. They have no use for such obsolete methods. These both mean the same.

    4.1. This is what Iím driving at. This is more emphatic than 4.2.
    4.2. This is what Iím leading up to. I think it is better with 'up'.

    5.1. I have a good mind to put the matter before him. This is more emphatic than 5.2.
    5.2. Iím inclined to put the matter before him.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    I hope that this helps.

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    Default Re: paraphrasing words and word combination from five sentences

    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your perfect editorial work. What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong.

    Really and truly I have crippled the phrasal verb ďlead upĒ respectively the idiom ďlead up toĒ. Thank you for your watchfulness. Thank you also for your specifying directions.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Default Re: paraphrasing words and word combination from five sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your perfect editorial work. What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong.

    Really and truly I have crippled the phrasal verb ďlead upĒ respectively the idiom ďlead up toĒ. Thank you for your watchfulness. Thank you also for your specifying directions.

    Regards.

    V.
    You are very welcome my friend, I enjoy your posts and I complement you on your English.

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