Paraphrasing in English

Hoje nosso post fala sobre paraphrasing em inglês e está only in English. Check it out!

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Paraphrasing involves putting someone else’s ideas or thoughts into your own words. One of the most common ways of doing this is by using the word “so”. For example:
a) So, you’re saying that you’re not happy with the situation.
b) So, you don’t feel that you’re getting paid the right amount.

Sometimes, we use paraphrasing as a way of giving our interpretation of things. For example:
a) As far as I understand it,…
b) From what I understand,…
c) So, what you’re saying is,…

We can use paraphrasing to put things in our own words. For example:
a) In other words…
b) Let me see if I understand you correctly…
c) What I think you’re saying is that…

Paraphrasing is essentially a way of reaching understanding. For example:
a) If I’m hearing you correctly…
b) From what I can tell…
c) Let me see if I understand this correctly…

When we finally understand things, we can use these expressions:
a) Oh, I see. You mean…
b) I get it. What you want is…
c) So, what you mean is…

Sometimes the speaker might summarise their thoughts for us, especially if they can see that we’re having difficulty. For example:
a) Put it this way…
b) Look at it this way…

Or the speaker may try to reduce things to the bare minimum in order to really simplify things. For example:
a) Basically,…
b) In a nutshell,…
c) To put it another way,…
d) What it all boils down to is…

Fonte: Hot English Magazine

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