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i dont think this article adheres to the wikipedia is not a dictionary rule. i also added a item to the ph disambiguation which might also not adhere to it. i dont think it's a stub either. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 16:55, 6 December 2006 (UTC)


"A paraphrase (from the Greek paraphrasis)" -- Added this, as some articles mention the Greek word but don't define it. Anybody care to add the correct spelling in Greek? (I can guess it but not be certain.) -- Writtenonsand 12:09, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't think this definition is correct. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:11, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

I concur. This is not a good definition of paraphrase. A paraphrase means a retention of meaning transmitted in new or other language. It is a translation within the same linguistic code. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:58, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

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Is quoting the word 'paraphrase' to paraphrase it?[edit]

I did a bit of searching (not intensive or thorough/deep, mind you) and found consensus on the definitions of paraphrasing as well as when to use it - but did not 'find' any discussions (let alone from fairly reputable sources) on whether referring to the act itself (noun) by use of itself (verb).

I found some discussions but one notable one on Quoting vs Parenthesis [1]

Also, the use of quoting as parenthesis is itself not defined.[2] Skopp (talk) 16:14, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Is the graphic from Daniel an example of paraphrase? Is it helpful?[edit]

I do not think the graphic is a good example of paraphrase. I do not believe it is actually helpful if somebody is trying to understand the concept. But, I can't think of any other graphics to substitute. What do others think? Pete unseth (talk) 16:41, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Close paraphrasing?[edit]

Shall I add a section on what close paraphrasing is? Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 22:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

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