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Grammarly’s free AI paraphrasing tool makes it easy to create high-quality, mistake-free paraphrases. Whether you need to rewrite information for an essay, article, blog post, or something else, this tool can help. Just remember to cite your source whenever and wherever you use a paraphrase.

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Paraphrase any academic or professional text, from papers to articles to blog posts and beyond.

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What Is Paraphrasing?

Paraphrasing is the act of putting someone else's idea or writing into your own words. If you’re a student, you’ll probably need to paraphrase for essays and research papers. If you’re a professional, you may use paraphrasing to more clearly convey a concept or integrate another person's ideas into an article or white paper. No matter what you want to reword or why, the easiest, fastest way to paraphrase is to use a free paraphrasing tool like on this page.
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How to Use Grammarly’s Online Paraphrasing Tool

It’s easy to use Grammarly’s online paraphrasing tool. Just follow the steps below:
Type or paste the original text into the input box, and click “Paraphrase it.”
Choose your favorite paraphrase option for each sentence.
Copy and paste the paraphrase into your writing.
Cite your source using our citation generator and disclose your use of this paraphrasing tool.

Who Can Use Grammarly’s AI Paraphrasing Tool

Grammarly’s paraphrase generator has something for everyone.
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Quickly find the main points of lengthy reports and papers.
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Rephrase information for essays. (Remember to use Grammarly’s citation tool to cite your source).
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Simplify complex paragraphs to make them easy for everyone to understand.
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Distill information for educational materials like lesson plans, prompts, and presentations.
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Reword text for articles to ensure originality and a varied vocabulary.
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Rewrite content to make it fresh and unique.
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Create multiple versions of text to find the right spin for your audience.
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Rewrite information for non-fiction pieces (remember to include a citation) or rephrase your writing for different audiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are paraphrasing, rewording, and rephrasing the same thing?

The words paraphrasing, rewording, and rephrasing tend to be used interchangeably in everyday speech, but they have differences.

Paraphrasing, often used in academia, is the act of taking someone else’s idea or writing and putting it into your own words. Often this involves summarizing sentences, but you can also paraphrase paragraphs, essays, articles, or larger works. No matter what you’re paraphrasing, you’ll need to cite the original source wherever you use a paraphrase. This will help you avoid plagiarism.

Rewording involves replacing some of the words in a sentence or piece of writing with synonyms.

Rephrasing implies restructuring or reordering a piece of writing.

You’ll often use rewording and rephrasing when creating a paraphrase.

What is an example of a paraphrase?

Here's an example of a paraphrase. It rewords and rephrases the original text, and it also includes an in-text citation of the original source.

Original text:

It’s been demonstrated that increasing CO2 levels in a greenhouse environment changes pea plants’ growth patterns.


When carbon dioxide levels are increased in greenhouse conditions, it’s been shown that pea plants grow differently (Bawa, 2022).

What are the steps of paraphrasing?

The easiest, quickest way to create a paraphrase is to use a free paraphrase generator like the one at the top of this page. To use this paraphrasing tool, paste in your source text, then click the “Paraphrase it” button. 

If you’d like to write a paraphrase from scratch, first read the original text closely. Then, convey the ideas expressed in the original text using your own words. To do this, you can use synonyms, change parts of speech, rearrange words, remove information, or add a personal take. You’ll likely want to use several of these tactics in your paraphrase to ensure you avoid plagiarism.

Lastly, you’ll always want to include an in-text citation for the original source when you’re using a paraphrase within the body of your written work and a full citation on your bibliography page that corresponds with it.

How is paraphrasing different from plagiarizing?

Plagiarism is when you use someone else’s ideas in your work without crediting them via a citation. To avoid unintentional plagiarism, cite the original work whenever you use a paraphrase. 

Grammarly’s citation tool makes it easy to correctly cite sources so you can comply with academic and professional guidelines. You can also use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker to ensure your writing is original. It scans your writing against academic databases and 90 billion online texts and flags any unoriginal wording.

Is using a paraphrasing tool considered cheating?

If properly disclosed and cited, using a paraphrasing tool should not be considered cheating. It’s a helpful way to speed up your work or get inspiration for writing in your own voice, tone, and style. That said, your teachers may have different policies about paraphrasing tools. If you’re paraphrasing for school, check your professor’s policies and credit your source whenever you use a paraphrase, even one generated by a free paraphrasing tool. Otherwise, you risk plagiarising. We provide guidance on how to cite a paraphrase below.

Why are citations an important element of paraphrasing?

Citations are essential to avoiding plagiarism. Anytime you use an idea that’s not your own, whether you’re quoting or paraphrasing, you need to credit the original source using a citation style, such as APA, MLA, or Chicago. The type of citation you should use depends on your course of study and your professor’s requirements.

How do you cite a paraphrase in APA, MLA, and Chicago-style formats?

The easiest way to cite is using a free citation tool, like Grammarly’s MLA Citation Generator, APA Citation Generator, or Chicago Citation Generator. Simply enter the information for the original source of the paraphrase into the tool. It will then instantly create the in-text citations you need to place after a quote or paraphrase in your work; it will also generate the full citations you need to include in your bibliography, works cited, or references page (for MLA, APA, and Chicago-style citations, respectively).

Learn How To Paraphrase

Want to be better at paraphrasing? Grammarly can help you quickly put any text, from articles to books and more, into your own words. Check out the links below to learn how to create polished, original paraphrases.

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