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    paraphrase of words and word combinations 6

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise my paraphrasing of the bolded words and word combinations from the following sentences?

    1.1. Adam said he’d like to give me something in memory of our first meeting.
    1.2. Adam said he’d like to make me a present to remember our first meeting.

    2.1. Adams bad was heavier than Robert had supposed.
    2.2. Adams bag was heavier than Robert had expected.

    3.1. “You can’t use the ball alone” Adam said.
    3..2. “You have got to share the ball with other boys” Adam said.

    4.1. The thing does not really belong to you.
    4.2. The thing isn’t really your own.

    5.1. The skates were exacty the size of my boot.
    5.2. The skates fitted exactly my boot.

    6.1. I found myself growing excited as Mama related what a boy Adam had been.
    6.2. I found myself growing excited as Mama told me what a boy Adam had been.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.


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    Re: paraphrase of words and word combinations 6

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    1.1. Adam said he’d like to give me something in memory of our first meeting.
    1.2. Adam said he’d like to make me a present to remember our first meeting. ... make me a present to commemorate our first meeting.

    2.1. Adam's bag was heavier than Robert had supposed.
    2.2. Adam's bag was heavier than Robert had expected.
    Not quite synonymous - to suppose = think something is likely; to expect = to think something is a certainty.

    3.1. “You can’t use the ball alone” Adam said. Not clear - "on your own" makes it clearer.
    3..2. “You have got to share the ball with other boys” Adam said.

    5.1. The skates were exactly the size of my boot.
    5.2. The skates fitted exactly my boot.The two are not synonymous. The first tells you that the skate was the same size as the boot, but not that it fits the boot. The second tells you the skate fitted the boot and indicates it is probably the same size.
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    Re: paraphrase of words and word combinations 6

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your well-founded modifications and corrections of my wording. Thank you also for your very helpful further information.

    Regards

    V.

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