Activity 4a: Paraphrasing

Read the original text and the two paraphrases of it. Select the description that best describes the most appropriate paraphrase. After reading, select the answer you think is correct.

Select the answer that you think is correct:

a) Paraphrase 1 is acceptable because it closely follows the sentence structure of the original.

b) Both paraphrases are acceptable because some of the key words have been changed.

c) Paraphrase 2 is not acceptable because the sentence structure has been changed.

d) Paraphrase 2 is acceptable because both the sentence structure and the keywords have been changed.

e) Paraphrase 2 is unacceptable because the subject of the second sentence differs from the original, ie ‘Efficiency and objectivity’ rather than ‘Some people’.


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