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    Dear teachers,

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

    1.1. The mocking laughter rang in his ears.
    1.2. The derisive laughter rang in his ears.

    2.1. He has the right qualifications to become a member of this club.
    2.2. He is eligible to become a member of this club.

    3.1. Geoffrey’s point of view was that religion helped women to lead an honest life.
    3.2. Geoffrey’s point of view was that religion helped women to go straight.

    4.1. One becomes more experienced as one grows older.
    4.2. One becomes competent as one grows older.

    5.1. Geoffrey was certain he was most satisfactory and desirable as a husband.
    5.2. Geoffrey was certain he was eligible as a husband.

    6.1. He just loafs around the place without any occupation.
    6.2. He just hangs around the place without any occupation.

    Would you be kind enough to verify their English sounding?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

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

    1.1. The mocking laughter rang in his ears.
    1.2. The derisive laughter rang in his ears.

    2.1. He has the right qualifications to become a member of this club.
    2.2. He is eligible to become a member of this club.

    3.1. Geoffrey’s point of view was that religion helped women to lead an honest life.
    3.2. Geoffrey’s point of view was that religion helped women to go straight.

    4.1. One becomes more experienced as one grows older.
    4.2. One becomes competent as one grows older.

    5.1. Geoffrey was certain he was most satisfactory and desirable as a husband.
    5.2. Geoffrey was certain he was eligible as a husband.

    6.1. He just loafs around the place without any occupation.
    6.2. He just hangs around the place without any occupation.

    Would you be kind enough to verify their English sounding?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.
    Hi vil, All the sentences are good English.

    1.1. The mocking laughter rang in his ears. These 2 mean the same.
    1.2. The derisive laughter rang in his ears.

    2.1. He has the right qualifications to become a member of this club.
    2.2. He is eligible to become a member of this club. These 2 mean the same.

    3.1. Geoffrey’s point of view was that religion helped women to lead an honest life.
    3.2. Geoffrey’s point of view was that religion helped women to go straight. This implies that the women have not always been honest.

    4.1. One becomes more experienced as one grows older. Experience is not necessarily the same as competance.
    4.2. One becomes competent as one grows older.

    5.1. Geoffrey was certain he was most satisfactory and desirable as a husband. These 2 mean the same.
    5.2. Geoffrey was certain he was eligible as a husband.

    6.1. He just loafs around the place without any occupation.
    6.2. He just hangs around the place without any occupation. These 2 mean the same.

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    Default Re: paraphrasing six sentences

    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your precise verification as well as for your further particular emphasis on the specific characteristics.

    Regards.

    V.

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