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  1. goingtocalifornia's Avatar
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    #1

    in short

    What are other common expressions for:
    in short, briefly speaking?

    When I describe sth and want to sum it up with such a phrase prior to the final conclusion?

    Thanks a lot in advance.


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    #2

    Re: in short

    You can also use the phrase 'to conclude'


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    Re: in short

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    What are other common expressions for:
    in short, briefly speaking?

    When I describe sth and want to sum it up with such a phrase prior to the final conclusion?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    I am on a "sth" crusade Since this is a forum for learning English, you should not resort to text messaging shorthand. Write out the word "something"!!!

    As far as your question goes you could use the phrase "the bottom line" as a summary.

    The bottom line is that using "sth" in your writing is a bad habit that can be mis-understood by someone who does not understand text messaging shorthand.

    Another phrase could be "to sum up".
    Last edited by Naamplao; 09-Dec-2007 at 17:54.

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    Re: in short

    To find synonyms of the phrases and words,; as you can see through the picture that I added, you can simply

    open a blank "word document",

    type "in short",

    highlight it

    right click and choose synonyms, then the ms word will be giviging several alternatives to you for the the word that you typed.





    (neither a native nor a teacher)

  3. goingtocalifornia's Avatar
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    #5

    Re: in short

    I really got an earful. Believe or not, but it was the first time I wrote it down this way. Never again! I promise!

    Thanks LwyrFirat,
    I forgot about it completely, or maybe I’ve never realized that existing. I better assume I forgot.
    You could say about me: you can’t see the wood for the trees

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