Paraphrasing

Scope: Paraphrasing

Vocabulary definition: Paraphrasing involves restating someone else's ideas in your own words.

There are several phrases that can be used to introduce paraphrasing:

  • So . . . (rephrase the other person's ideas)
  • In other words . . . (paraphrase)
  • I understand. (You're saying that . . .)
  • Oh. I see. (You want to say that . . . )
  • I get it. (You mean . . .)
  • So, what you mean is . . .
  • Let me see if I understand you correctly. . .
  • What I think you're saying is . . .
  • If I'm hearing you correctly . . .


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