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    paraphrasing of six sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my attempt paraphrasing the following sentences?

    1.1.He doesn’t seem to have a purpose in life, but is just content to drift along.
    1.2.He doesn’t seem to have an ambition in the world, but is just content to drift along.

    2.1. Towards the end of his life he lived in France under an assumed name.
    2.2. Towards the end of his life he lived in France under a false name.

    3.1. We assumed that they would not jump to random conclusion.
    3.2. We took for granted that they would not jump to hasty conclusion.

    4.1. She enjoys being in the limelight.
    4.2. She enjoys being in the center of attention.

    5.1. It was a most thrilling trip, so it compensated for the boring time we’d been having.
    5.2. It was a most exiting trip, so it made up for the boring time we’d having.

    6.1. All the details are elaborated in the schema.
    6.2. All the details are worked out in the schema.
    6.3. All the details are fleshed out in the schema.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: paraphrasing of six sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my attempt paraphrasing the following sentences?

    1.1.He doesn’t seem to have a purpose in life, but is just content to drift along.
    1.2.He doesn’t seem to have an ambition in the world, but is just content to drift along.

    2.1. Towards the end of his life he lived in France under an assumed name.
    2.2. Towards the end of his life he lived in France under a false name.

    3.1. We assumed that they would not jump to a random conclusion.
    3.2. We took for granted that they would not jump to a hasty conclusion. ['random' and 'hasty' are not quite the same. 'the wrong conclusion' might work better.]

    4.1. She enjoys being in the limelight.
    4.2. She enjoys being in the center [sp. 'centre' in British English] of attention.

    5.1. It was a most thrilling trip, so it compensated for the boring time we’d been having.
    5.2. It was a most exciting trip, so it made up for the boring time we’d been having.

    6.1. All the details are elaborated in the schema.
    6.2. All the details are worked out in the schema.
    6.3. All the details are fleshed out in the schema.

    Thank you for your efforts. Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    V.

    Jeremy

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