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    #1

    paraphrase

    Dear Friends,

    I have difficulty paraphrasing the following sentence with a verb:

    The theory neglects to define X.

    I am looking for something different/academic than 'neglect'. Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot.

    P.

  1. LwyrFirat's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: paraphrase

    How about "disregard"?

    I am neither a native English speaker nor a teacher


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    Re: paraphrase

    As far as I know, disregard is generally followed by a noun:

    disregard an opinion, an order, a feeling, etc.

    Sorry, I have just realized: I want something which is followed by a word!

    disregard to do something (?)

    P.

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    #4

    Re: paraphrase

    Or simply "fails to define..."

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    Re: paraphrase

    Yes I know but we can write, "the definition of the X is disregarded in this theory", can't we?

    //sorry I later noticed your second post so in that case disregard is not possible I think ;)

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