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    paraphrasing of six sentences 6

    Dear teachers,

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

    1.1. I was fully committed and had to go on with the fight.
    1.2. I had given a pledge and had to go on with the fight.

    2.1. “It’s but too obvious that the Germans would not employ a German as a spy,” said the clerk.
    2.2. “It stands to reason that the Germans would not employ a German as a spy,” said the clerk.

    3.1. He didn’t even bother to read the letter.
    3.2. He didn’t take the trouble to read the letter.

    4.1. You must take into consideration that he is young.
    4.2. You must make allowance for his youth.

    5.1. The matter was decided immediately.
    5.2. The matter was decided on the spot.

    6.1. Your opponent will prove your equal.
    6.2. Your opponent will meet your match.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 02-Aug-2008 at 21:51.

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    Re: paraphrasing of six sentences 6

    1.2 A pledge is not the same as being committed, which might not involve any public acknowledgement.
    (2.1 The original is a bit weird- I'd use 'all too obvious'. 6.1 & 2- your not yours)

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