Checking Grammar after you Paraphrase

Updated Jun 13, 2021

Making Sure Your Paraphrases Have Correct Grammar

By Matthew

If you want to generate paraphrases for your writing, you need to make sure that you follow the rules of English grammar, and that includes attention to modal verbs, future tenses, past tense verbs, the verb to be, verb tenses, gerunds, possessive nouns, and of course prepositions, since many of these sentence components can change in a reworded sentence.

For example, consider the following sentence:

“The internet’s best tool for the generation of apa citation paraphrases is”

Notice how ‘internet’ is used as a possessive noun, and we see two prepositions (for, of), in addition to the verb to be. All of these will go away in our sentence rewrite, since the correct paraphrase to choose is the one that makes the sentence clearest.

We paraphrase this sentence as: generates the best apa citation paraphrases.

We were able to simplify this sentence into one with a clear subject, verb, and object, while cutting out unnecessary filler words, prepositions, the verb to be, and an empty verb embedded in a noun (generation).

To learn more, check out this paraphrase how to guide; it's always good to see examples of paraphrase, so you know what to expect.