How to Rephrase a Sentence


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Which of the following sentences do you think can be rephrased for clarity?

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1. Why might you rephrase a sentence if you are taking it from another source?

2. Which of the following sentences might you rephrase to add more detail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet review your ability to pick out sentences that need to be rephrased, understand why and restructure them for clarity. You'll also review appropriate phrasing for age groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review what you know about:

  • Finding poorly worded sentences in need of rephrasing
  • Rephrasing writing from another source
  • Adding more details
  • Creating age-appropriate reading structures

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - check what you know about rephrasing sentences to answer questions about why you would rephrase specific sentences
  • Interpreting information - review your understanding of how to rephrase from an outside source and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how to rephrase a sentence to add more interest

Additional Learning

You'll find a more in-depth review of this topic with the lesson, How to Rephrase a Sentence. This lesson gives you more information about:

  • Making a sentence clearer
  • Using natural language
  • Paraphrasing
  • Fitting your style
  • Making your writing interesting