01. When you write a [summary] of a newspaper article, you should give the essential information, and leave out minor details.
02. Can you [summarize] the plot of the movie in a couple of paragraphs?
03. Vi Putnam once remarked that the entire [sum] of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
04. A proper [summary] of an article does not include one's personal opinion on the topic.
05. In life, we are constantly [summarizing], whether it is telling a story about an experience we had, or outlining the plot of a movie we saw.
06. If I were to [sum] up the restaurant in one word, I would say "delicious!"
07. Gandhi once remarked that a man is the [sum] of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, and nothing else.
08. Louis Boone once said, "Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest [summary] of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
09. The film could be described as a [summary] of the last 100 years of this country's history.
10. We watched a news [summary] of the major events of the year on television on New Year's day.
11. Once observations are complete, the data need to be organized and [summarized] into a form that allows for interpretation.
12. Students will be graded on [summaries] written for five different news articles.
13. On the final test, you will be required to [summarise] an article from a first year university textbook.
14. [Summarising] is a difficult but essential skill. You have to learn to restate the main ideas in your own words, without including any unimportant details.

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