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    paraphrase of words and word combinations 4

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise my paraphrasing of the following using words and word combinations from the next sentences?

    1.1. I shall feel better if I get it off my chest.
    1.2. I shall feel better if I speak out.

    2.1. You shouldn’t take things so much to heart, he acted for the best.
    2.2. Don’t let it worry you, he acted for the best.

    3.1. He complimented us on our success.
    3.2. He congratulated us on our success.

    4.1. There was nothing original about it, in fact it was quite commonplace.
    4.2. There was nothing original about it, in fact it was quite ordinary.

    5.1. It’s a very controversial matter.
    5.2. It,s very disputable matter.

    6.1. He took infinite pains with his work.
    6.2. He took great pains with his work.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: paraphrase of words and word combinations 4

    These are slightly different:

    1.1. I shall feel better if I get it off my chest.
    1.2. I shall feel better if I speak out.

    As are these:

    3.1. He complimented us on our success.
    3.2. He congratulated us on our success.


    In the spirit of autonomous learning (which helps students develop their self-consciousness, vision, practicality and freedom of discussion, attributes which serve to aid the student in his/her independent learning), would you be able to explain how the above pairs differ in meaning?


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    Would you be kind enough to revise my paraphrasing of the following using words and word combinations from the next sentences?

    Would you be kind enough to revise my paraphrasing of the words and word combinations in the following sentences?

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    Re: paraphrase of words and word combinations 4

    Hi Soup,

    Thank you for your precise revising for my paraphrasing of the noted in bold words and word combinations from the sentences in my original post.

    Thank you also for yor thoughtful corrections in my bungling sentence.

    Unfortunately I couldn’t feel the mentioned from you narrow margin between the meanings of the pairs in question. There are my arguments:

    get it off my chest = to confess to something for cathartic purposes

    “Okay, I've just got to get it off my chest - I slept with your girlfriend. And her sister. And her mom.”

    speak out = say what one really thinks, talk freely and fearlessly

    get it off my chest = speak out

    get it off my chest = say and be quite of it

    compliment = to pay a congratulate to: commend, congratulate, praise.
    to express warm approval of:

    compliment: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com

    congratulate = to pay a compliment to: commend, compliment, praise

    congratulate someone on something

    congratulate: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com

    compliment = congratulate

    And I, we've been complimented on a number of occasions on that procedure erm by various public bodies.

    Maidstone complimented him on his Italian.

    Several people complimented her on the beauty of the surroundings, because it was her picnic and so for a while Wales was her dining-room.

    And er I think you ought to be congratulated on the actions taken.

    Hear hear Chairman, I would just like to add that er you and the Town Clerk are to be congratulated on this achievement

    Mr Patten congratulated Mr Foster on his "handsome victory" and spoke warmly of his period representing Bath in the Commons.

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    Re: paraphrase of words and word combinations 4

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    get it off my chest = to confess to something for cathartic purposes
    And it's usually done in private, whereas to speak out is usually done in public.


    Quote Originally Posted by vil
    compliment = to pay a congratulate to: commend, congratulate, praise.
    'to pay a congratulate to" is not in my dialect. Where did you find/see it?

    Uttering the word "Congratulations" is a form of praise, true, but it is not a compliment; it's a sentiment. To compliment someone is to give them praise by saying something positive about them.
    3.1. He complimented us on our success.
    => He told us we deserved the promotion and move to the head office in Japan because we worked the hardest, came up with the best ideas and, above all, were able to meet the monthy quota and then some.

    3.2. He congratulated us on our success.
    => He said "Congratualation!", adding that we deserved the promotion and move to the head office in Japan because we worked the hardest, came up with the best ideas and, above all, were able to meet the monthy quota and then some.

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