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    paraphrase

    Hi there,
    What is the paraphrase of the underlined phrase?
    "She is very popular and gives the show the air of innocence.

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    Re: paraphrase

    We can't paraphrase this without context.

    What kind of show is it and what does she do in it?

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    Re: paraphrase

    Quote Originally Posted by mehdihas View Post
    Hi there,

    What is the paraphrase of the underlined phrase?

    "She is very popular and gives the show the air of innocence.


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Perhaps we can better analyze it if we reorder the words:

    She is very popular and gives the air of innocence to the show.

    (2) I do not know what the theme of the show is. Maybe it has

    a very serious theme. Maybe a controversial theme. But the show

    has an air of innocence. That is, it does not seem to know what

    is really going on. Here is a horrible but true example of

    innocence:

    Two British gentlemen recently visited an American city. (Of course,

    I shall not name it.) The two men then decided to visit a certain

    part. A 16-year-old boy killed them. They were "innocents." They

    had no idea that one does not go to certain areas -- especially

    at night.

    (3) Well, this show that you are talking about apparently

    projects (gives) to the audience an air of innocence. As I said,

    the show doesn't seem to know what is really going on.

    And who is responsible for the show's air of innocence?

    That actress is. In other words, if she were not in the show,

    it would not project such an air (appearance) of innocence

    (or ignorance) of the real situation that is being presented

    in the show. Apparently, this actress has a talent for seeming

    innocent to the audience. Maybe it is her facial features. Or her

    voice. Or what she says. Since she is already very popular, then

    people are bound to say: Oh, this show is OK because she is in the

    show, and she would not participate in anything that is bad. So the show

    must be OK.


    The above was only my opinion.

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