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Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing is the act of receiving a message, processing it, changing the language, and repeating it to ensure that you comprehend the intended message. Paraphrasing is important means of offering feedback because it ensures that the listener understood the message the speaker sent. The original speaker should respond to help the listener gauge her understanding of the message. Although paraphrasing might not always be done in a question form, its intent is to clarify and enhance understanding.

You can paraphrase the following three elements of a message:


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