Hi.

What is the differnce between paraphrase and rephrase? They seem different but I cannot identify the difference.

Thanks
Hi,

What is the differnce between paraphrase and rephrase? They seem different but I cannot identify the difference.

Thanks

They are similar, and often used with no difference intended.

But

paraphrase - focuses on 'say it a bit differently'

rephrase - focuses on 'say it again (a bit differently)'

Clive
Paraphrasing gives the general idea of the quote/passage, but without plagarizing (which would be anything close to rewording with more than several of the same words together identically as the quoted material). Rephrasing recaps the passage in one's own words, allowing their own insight. Most schools at any level have a statement of honor or conduct where a definition is given clearly as to what can be considered the above, if this is a question regarding an assigment at a particular institution.