English

Question

In which of the following situations would paraphrasing be considered both useful and ethical?
a. you don't fully understand what the author is saying.
b. you wish to make it seem as if the author's ideas are yours.
c. you want to change the author's meaning.
d. you want to use an author's idea but don't wish to quote the author directly.

2 Answer

  • the right answer is d ,I guess
  • The correct answer is D. You want to use an author's idea but don't wish to quote the author directly.

    Explanation:

    In writing, paraphrasing means you cite the ideas of an author but instead of directly quoting the author or writing the exact words of he/she you change the ideas to your own words. This is used in the case you want the ideas to be in a simpler language or you do not wish to quote the author directly. Additionally, in paraphrasing, you cannot change the original ideas or avoid acknowledging the original author as this is unethical. According to this, paraphrasing is useful and ethical in the case "You want to use an author's idea but don't wish to quote the author directly".

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