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  1. Banned
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    didn't want to chat

    I didn't want to chat to you during recent days because I was in a bad mood and didn't want to get on your nerves by talking about my personal problems all the time.

    Is there a way to express the idea of that sentence in a shorter, less complicated way?

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    Re: didn't want to chat

    "I was in a bad mood, and didn't want to annoy you. That's why I haven't wanted to chat over the last few days." (You could substitute "why I didn't want to chat".)

    But what's wrong with the original? It says what you mean.

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