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    Smile précis writing, abstracting, summarising

    Hello everybody,

    could you please clarify the difference in meaning and use of the three terms reported in the title of this thread? Thank you!

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    Default Re: précis writing, abstracting, summarising

    Not as well as a dictionary can!

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    I thought that would be right up your street!

    You've got a better chance at this than many of us.

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    Default Re: précis writing, abstracting, summarising

    Of course, I have looked these words up in a dictionary, but the thing is that I do not see that huge difference as in my language there seem not to be as many words for the activity of summarising. Since I have to translate a text which lists these activities, I suppose there are slight differences among them which justify they being listed. The dictionary is not that helpful I am afraid, so I though that it was a good idea to ask to people who actually use these words.

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