This book presents a novel scientific approach to improve machine translation by paraphrasing support verb constructions with semantically equivalent verbs (e.g. make a presentation of/present). The author demonstrates that this strategy produces a positive impact in machine translation. The study is reproducible and extendable to distinct linguistic phenomena and successfully applied to different- purpose natural language processing applications. The author exemplifies how paraphrases can be efficiently employed by authoring aids to help simplify and clarify texts, presenting obvious benefits to linguistic quality assurance in text processing. While addressing and providing a solution for a specific linguistic problem, this book presents a comprehensive theoretical background and exposure of conceptual problems that will interest natural language processing professionals, linguists, translators, and students. Written in a simple language, this book will be easily understood by non-specialists in the field who have an interest in natural language.