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Example of Paraphrase

Paraphrase is used to express a statement differently. Paraphrase can serve many different purposes. The paraphrase may be used as a form of polite redesign of a statement, or as satire, re-expressing the original in a different context. Often paraphrase is used to make a statement more efficient, to express it better, differently, or improve its ability to be understood.

Examples of Paraphrase:

Basic paraphrase:

The dinosaurs became extinct.
Paraphrase: The dinosaurs died out.

Polite paraphrase:

Industry sources allege that widespread corruption and incompetence was responsible for the Wall Street crash.
Industry insiders say the Wall Street crash was aggravated by illegal trading and mismanagement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraphrase
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/619/01/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/
http://library.duke.edu/research/plagiarism/cite/paraphrase.html