Rephrasing

How To Rephrase In English?

At times people don’t understand what you say. Either your words/phrases are not clear or the other person is not attentive. In either case you need to rephrase your sentence. This can happen in your daily life, class room or office.

Following phrases may help you to rephrase your sentences:

a. Actually what I want to say is……..
b. What I mean to say is…………
c. Let me put it in another way…….
d. Perhaps I’m not clear…….
e. Let me rephrase that……..
f. If I put it in other words……
g. What I want to say is………

Telling Again

This situation generally arise during a lecture or when you are explaining something and you realize that the other person is not clear about what you’re saying. Following phrases can be of some help to you:

a. Okay, I come again………..
b. Let’s start it again…………………..
c. The basic concept (idea) is …….
d. Other way of looking at it is…………….
e. The actual picture is………

Sample Dialogue 1

A: I don’t know what are you talking about?
B: Oh! What I mean to say is that she is absolutely sincere to you.

Sample Dialogue 2


A: Sir, I’m not clear about this point.
B: Okay, I come again, now be attentive.

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