How To Paraphrase An English Passage


Here we will be letting know all about paraphrasing, firstly we will begin with what paraphrase really mean, How to use, Example etc…

Paraphrasing is simply putting the idea of the original author into your own words, which can also be referred as “rephrasing”

NOTE: It doesn’t mean you are to lift the whole content of the original author and change into your own words But what it really means is “summarizing” with few words as possible from the original text…

Question; How can I paraphrase: if you still don’t get it, then below are things to bear in mind while paraphrase

                  HOW TO PARAPHRASE

  1. Use few words as possible from the original text
  2. Be mindful not to change the meaning of the content that you are trying to make known as you rephrase/paraphrase
  3. Read the original material careful
  4. Substitute words asking yourself question about the precise meaning
  5. Check the meaning of the paraphrased against the original
  6. Use quotation mark to identify any of the term you have borrowed exactly from the source

Note: No matter what credit is always given to the original author, AND also know that your answers does not need to match all that matters is that your getting the general idea (meaning)

With this points listed above I believe you can rephrase anything you want and I also bet you can take this particular article on “How to paraphrase an English Passage” and turn it into your own words. All you need do is understand the passage you are reading and asking yourself some necessary questions on what the passage is trying to say.

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EXAMPLES OF PARAPHRASING

Below are ten examples of paraphrasing, with this examples you can get the clue on how to paraphrase

  • Original Sentence:

The grey clouds was a warning of an approaching storm

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

The coming storm was foretold by the dark clouds

  • Original Sentence:

She was a successful author and speaker

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

She found success as a writer and speaker

  • Original Sentence:

The majority of consumers prefer imported stuffs

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

Foreign stuffs are preferred by most consumers

  • Original Sentence:

My pal Chris who studied programming language has returned to Nigeria

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

My programmer friend Chris is back to Nigeria

  • Original Sentence:

The museum has a huge collection of African art

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

African art in the museum is of huge exhibit

  • Original Sentence:

Uploading a video on youtube can help exposure for business

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

Your business can be seen by many people if the video is posted on you tube

  • Original Sentence:

Symptoms of the flu includes fever and nasal congestion

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

High temperature and stiffness are signs of the flu

  • Original Sentence:

This bond is preferred by most plumbers

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

Most plumbers like this brand

  • Original Sentence:

He has tons of stuff to throw away.

  • Paraphrased Sentence:

He has to get rid of a lot of junk.

  • Original Sentence:

Any trip to Italy should include a visit to Tuscany to sample their exquisite wines.

  • Paraphrase Sentence:

Be sure to include a Tuscan wine-tasting experience when visiting Italy.

Remember the key to effective paraphrasing is using different words without altering the meaning of the content

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