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    rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    Hi teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my rephrasing of the following sentences?

    1.1. Everything went off smoothly.
    1.2. Everything went off without a hitch.

    2.1. Our supplies of fuel are exhausted.
    2.2. We have run out of fuel.

    3.1. I could not make head or tail of what he was saying.
    3.2. I could not make sense of what he was saying.

    4.1. He is a strong fellow, heíll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, heíll stand by you.

    5.1. They are living in reduced circumstances.
    5.2. They are living in comparative poverty.

    6.1. You will need to decide which colours combine well.
    6.2. You will need to decide whiuch colours blend well.

    7.1. This coffee is blended of two different sorts.
    7.2. This coffee is composed of two different sorts.

    8.1. Oil and water do not blend.
    8.2. Oil does not blend with water.

    9.1. She is hungry for knowledge.
    9.2. She is emulous of knowledge.

    10.1. She dressed a shop window.
    10.2. She arranged a shop window..

    11.1. Iíll fix you.
    11.2. Iíll settle you.
    11.3. Iíll cook your gease for you.

    12.1. She quenched her thirst.
    12.2. She slaked her thirst.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my rephrasing of the following sentences?

    1.1. Everything went off smoothly.
    1.2. Everything went off without a hitch.

    2.1. Our supplies of fuel are exhausted.
    2.2. We have run out of fuel.

    3.1. I could not make head or tail of what he was saying.
    3.2. I could not make sense of what he was saying.

    4.1. He is a strong fellow, heíll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, heíll stand by you.

    5.1. They are living in reduced circumstances.
    5.2. They are living in comparative poverty.

    6.1. You will need to decide which colours combine well.
    6.2. You will need to decide whiuch colours blend well.

    7.1. This coffee is blended of two different sorts.
    7.2. This coffee is composed of two different sorts.

    8.1. Oil and water do not blend.
    8.2. Oil does not blend with water.

    9.1. She is hungry for knowledge.
    9.2. She is emulous of knowledge.

    10.1. She dressed a shop window.
    10.2. She arranged a shop window..

    11.1. Iíll fix you.
    11.2. Iíll settle you.
    11.3. Iíll cook your gease for you.

    12.1. She quenched her thirst.
    12.2. She slaked her thirst.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    They seem alright.
    Thanks

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    Re: rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    4.1. He is a strong fellow, he’ll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, he’ll stand by you.

    These two sound strange to me- a stout fellow is a loyal reliable person. With more context, the link between the two could be clearer, but in isolation, they sound stilted.

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    Re: rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    4.1. He is a strong fellow, heíll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, heíll stand by you.

    These two sound strange to me- a stout fellow is a loyal reliable person. With more context, the link between the two could be clearer, but in isolation, they sound stilted.

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    Re: rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    4.1. He is a strong fellow, he’ll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, he’ll stand by you.

    These two sound strange to me- a stout fellow is a loyal reliable person. With more context, the link between the two could be clearer, but in isolation, they sound stilted.
    He is a strong fellow, he can take up any challenge.
    He is a tough fellow, he can take up any challenge.

    He is a strong fellow and can withstand any amount of critisism.
    He is a tough fellow and can withstand any amount of critisism.

    Is the usage of tough and strong appropriate in these sentences?
    I feel, at times tough and strong are interchangable (ex in testing circumstances).

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    Exclamation Re: rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my rephrasing of the following sentences?

    1.1.
    Everything went off smoothly.
    1.2. Everything went off without a hitch.
    1.3. Everything went off rather well.
    1.4. Everything passed of peacefully.
    2.1. Our supplies of fuel are exhausted.
    2.2. We have run out of fuel.

    3.1. I could not make head or tail of what he was saying.
    3.2. I could not make sense of what he was saying.

    4.1. He is a strong fellow, heíll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, heíll stand by you.
    4.3. He is tough but trustworthy, heíll stand by you.
    5.1. They are living in reduced circumstances.
    5.2. They are living in comparative poverty.

    6.1. You will need to decide which colours combine well.
    6.2. You will need to decide whiuch colours blend well.

    7.1. This coffee is blended of two different sorts.
    7.2. This coffee is composed of two different sorts.

    8.1. Oil and water do not blend.
    8.2. Oil does not blend with water.
    8.3. Oil and water are heterogeneous.
    or
    8.4. A mixture of oil and water is hetrogeneius.
    9.1. She is hungry for knowledge.
    9.2. She is emulous of knowledge.

    10.1. She dressed a shop window.
    10.2. She arranged a shop window..

    11.1. Iíll fix you.
    11.2. Iíll settle you.
    11.3. Iíll cook your gease for you.

    12.1. She quenched her thirst.
    12.2. She slaked her thirst.
    12.3 She satisfied her thirst.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Some additions.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 13-Oct-2009 at 15:08.

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    Re: rephrasing of a few sentences 6

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Some additions
    4.1. He is a strong fellow, he’ll stand by you.
    4.2. He is a tough fellow, he’ll stand by you.
    4.3. He is tough but trustworthy, he’ll stand by you.

    8.1. Oil and water do not blend.
    8.2. Oil does not blend with water.
    8.3. Oil and water are heterogeneous.

    I do not really agree these 2 additions, I do not think they convey the original thought.
    Last edited by anupumh; 16-Oct-2009 at 21:00.

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