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    paraphrasing 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. There were two groups in the French labour movement.
    1.2. There were two fractions in the French labour movement.

    2.1. He believed that the human race would gain happiness only if it followed the road to socialism.
    2.2. He believed that the humanity would gain happiness only if it followed the road to socialism.

    3.1. It may be said that the paper has become a truly national publication.
    3.2. It may be said that the paper has grown into a truly national publication.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.
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    Re: paraphrasing of words and word combinations 6

    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. There were two groups in the French labour movement.
    1.2. There were two fractions sections/sectors in the French labour movement.

    2.1. He believed that the human race would gain happiness only if it followed the road to socialism.
    2.2. He believed that humanity would gain happiness only if it followed the nroad to socialism.

    3.1. It may be said that the paper has become a truly national publication.
    3.2. It may be said that the paper has grown into a truly national publication.
    ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: paraphrasing of words and word combinations 6

    Hi Anglika,

    In my humble opinion my original “factions” (not the inauspicious “fractions”which was wrong written in my orininal post) is more felicitous than yours “sections” and “sectors” wich sound very hollow in the present case.

    There were two factions in the French labour movement.

    faction (n) = a group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: paraphrasing of words and word combinations 6

    Hi Vil

    Yes, you're right, "factions" is a very appropriate word to use in your example.

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    Re: paraphrasing of words and word combinations 6

    True enough - but what is in the original post is "fractions"

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