Lesson 1: Paraphrasing With Synonyms

Welcome to Lesson 1 of the E-Course: Paraphrase Writing with Synonyms.

In this exercise you will learn one paraphrasing skill: using synonyms to rewrite sentences. Here is an example. Read this sentence.

More than half of the women who attended the one-day meeting were in business with their spouses.

Some of the words are underlined. Use a dictionary or thesaurus to find synonyms for these words and phrases. Now rewrite this sentence with these new words and phrases.

Here is one possible answer.

The majority of the women who went to the one-day conference were in business with their husbands.

Now You Try

Click here to download the worksheet. for this lesson. The worksheet has eight sentences. Do the same work. Find synonyms for the underlined words or phrases.

The exercise sheet has possible answers.

Good luck. Write some of your answers in the comments section so everyone can read your writing.

4 thoughts on “Lesson 1: Paraphrasing With Synonyms”

  1. Thank you for this wonderful series of paraphrasing. it has helped my students to acquire the very important skill of paraphrasing.

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