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    rephrase of words and word combinations 9

    Dear teachers,

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

    1.1. She darted an angry look at me.
    1.2. She trew an angry look at me.

    2.1. We besieged the eye-witness with questions.
    2.2. We assailed the eye-witnes with questions.

    3.1. We shall implement this decision.
    3.2. We shall carry out this decision.

    4.1. They had to shift for themselves.
    4.2. They had to manage do without any outside help.

    5.1. He made a thorough survey of the situation.
    5.2. He made a study of the situation.

    6.1. The thing is quite easy when you have knack for it.
    6.2. The thing is quite easy when you have know-now for it.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: rephrase of words and word combinations 9

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

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

    1.1. She darted an angry look at me.
    1.2. She trew an angry look at me. cast

    2.1. We besieged the eye-witness with questions. unlikely use
    2.2. We assailed the eye-witnes with questions.

    3.1. We shall implement this decision.
    3.2. We shall carry out this decision.

    4.1. They had to shift for themselves.
    4.2. They had to manage without any outside help. OR They had to do without...

    5.1. He made a thorough survey of the situation.
    5.2. He made a study of the situation.Not equivalent. A study is not necessarily "thorough".

    6.1. The thing is quite easy when you have a/the knack for it.
    6.2. The thing is quite easy when you have the know-how.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: rephrase of words and word combinations 9

    Hi Anglika,

    I beg to differ with your statement concerning my sentence 2.1.

    2.1. We besieged the eye-witness with questions. unlikely use (your statement)

    In confirmation of my wording I supplement in the present post a plausible definition of the verb “besiege” and an sentence of an English book.

    besiege (v) = to harass or importune, as with requests: Reporters besieged the winner for interviews.

    At last we were anchored and, in a moment, were besieged, ourselves as well as our luggage, by numbers of naked skeleton-like Hindus, Parsees, Moguls, and various other tribes. All this crowd emerged, as if from the bottom of the sea, and began to shout, to chatter, and to yell, as only the tribes of Asia can.

    Regards,

    V.

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