To paraphrase is to say a sentence in a different way. Sometimes we break the sentence down into smaller sentences. Sometimes we change the vocabulary. Sometimes we change active sentences into passive sentences or vice versa. Paraphrasing is a good way to make a sentence clearer and also to make sure that you understand the meaning.
Let's take a look at the following examples.
Which of the following is a paraphrase of the above sentence?
B is the correct answer because the meaning of the sentence remains the same though some vocabulary has been changed, while A and C are not correct since the meanings of both sentences are different from the original one.
The correct answer is C.
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