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    #1

    "summing up" vs "in short"

    Please, are these expressions equivalent?

    "Palahniuk's answer, in short, was yes and no."

    Is the first one a little bit "blunt"?

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    Re: "summing up" vs "in short"

    Do you mean can you replace "in short" with "Summing up" in this sentence?

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    Re: "summing up" vs "in short"

    thanks.
    yes, can one expression replace the other?
    "to be equivalent" is not an English expression, right?
    is "summing up" a little rude?
    thanks.


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    Re: "summing up" vs "in short"

    "to be equivalent" is not an English expression, right? It is - but your post was a little obscure and I wanted to be sure I understood what you wanted.

    In answer to your question: No, it's not rude.

    The phrases have different meanings.

    Sum up = summary/summarize

    Let me sum up our discussions today

    In short = briefly.

    In short, we came to no conclusion or decision.

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    Re: "summing up" vs "in short"

    thanks.
    please, can I say "Summing up, we came to no conclusion or decision."?
    thanks.


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    Re: "summing up" vs "in short"

    Yes, you can.

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    Smile Re: "summing up" vs "in short"

    But it does not work the other way around:
    Let me in short our discussions today.

    Needless to say...

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