Art of writing a response in a single sentence.

@dpk262006 (56563)
Delhi, India
January 16, 2017 4:33am CST
I am at my wits end. Whenever I read a new discussion and I can relate to it, I feel like responding. However, once I have finished writing my response and have submitted it, I observe - it takes me 2-4 sentences to frame my response, while many users smartly do it in a single sentence. I feel jealous of those, who know the art of writing a response in a single sentence. I wish I could learn this art of writing in brief and to the point. Will mylotters help me learn this art?
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
16 Jan 17
Is being concise an art?
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
16 Jan 17
In my view it is an art. Even if I try or wish it gets difficult for me to frame a concise response/comment.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
16 Jan 17
@dpk262006 So mine was an artistic response?
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
@mysdianait Yes, no doubt about it. You are a born artist, writer, philosopher, poet and what not.
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@MALUSE (44726)
• Uzbekistan
16 Jan 17
Write your response as you usually do. Then look at it closely and decide which components are just fillers and not necessary information. Delete them. Now you have a much shorter response. Easy.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
I appreciate your suggestion but I have little patience to re-read and edit it. However, I will keep your suggestion in mind.
@MALUSE (44726)
• Uzbekistan
17 Jan 17
@dpk262006 If you have little patience to re-read and edit nothing will ever change.
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@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 17
@dpk262006 That's not having little patience, that's being lazy.
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@ridingbet (60769)
• Philippines
16 Jan 17
i can comment back with a 'thanks' but when i answer a question from the comment, expect me to have a paragraph to respond.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
It means you also find it difficult to limit your words while commenting.
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@ridingbet (60769)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
@dpk262006 and your vocabulary will be limited as well
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
@ridingbet I could not get you.
@sans224 (1832)
16 Jan 17
why do you want to compress is into a sentence, we can take as much space as we want . is it? Express in our own words , that will be fine i think
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
Yes, what you have stated also seems correct, we could write as much as we want. However, if we could say many things in few words, that would be also be nice.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Jan 17
It depends on the topic sometimes you can write a short response sometimes longer as what is needed. But really there are those who can answer in short response
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
There are many who would say everything in one line, irrespective of nature of discussion. I find it difficult to say everything in few words or in a single sentence. I need to learn the art.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@dpk262006 It comes naturally. There are time you can write short and time you can write long
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
@averygirl72 Oh! I see it comes naturally, it cannot be learnt by practice?
@1hopefulman (33710)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Try to pick out the main point of the post and comment on that.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
Yours is a very good suggestion but sometimes I just cannot understand the intent of a discussion so it is difficult to find out the main point of the discussion.
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@1hopefulman (33710)
• Canada
17 Jan 17
@dpk262006 Yes, sometimes I have no idea what is the point of the post and then I ask a question or ask for clarification.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
@1hopefulman Yes, in such situations we are forced to ask for clarifications.
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@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
I like to help you but maybe I'm not the one to do it. My fingers are tired for typing. Think I'll make myself some java. Need to get some groceries today too but don't like Monday grocery day shopping. You?
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
If you could help me then you must. If your fingers were tired yesterday after typing, you could do it today. You could buy your groceries as per your convenience. We go for grocery shopping once in a month and that too in the beginning of the month.
@much2say (40552)
• United States
19 Jan 17
You know me, I cannot do it in one sentence - you will rarely see that from me (to you, that is ). We don't get to chat much so I like to catch up with you and give you many words in one time . When you learn it, then please come tell me and we will have long discussions about it .
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
I know you love to elaborate your points, you do not fall into the category of one liners. You are like me. It is always a pleasure to talk to you in details. Rather if you start giving one line response or comment, it could make me feel disappointed. If and when I am able to learn it, I will surely let you know.
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@much2say (40552)
• United States
19 Jan 17
@dpk262006 Ok. How was that for a one liner . . . and one word at that!
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
23 Jan 17
@much2say It is Okay. But as I said in my earlier comments, this is not expected from you.
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@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 17
Just write as how you would speak to someone in person.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
First of all welcome back to mylot. I agree with you that I should write the way I speak in general. I think I try to do the same. How are you doing? Have you still been keeping busy with your job?
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@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 17
@dpk262006 Thank you, it's great to be back. I am doing great and will be busy again. Right now am taking a short break from work but am not 100% free all the time.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
@Jlyn10 It is good to hear that you are doing great. You could join us as and when convenient to you. No one of us is 100% free all the time. we all have some offline commitments to attend to.
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@allknowing (70905)
• India
17 Jan 17
It is called precis writing which comes with practice.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
Precis writing is fine. I was talking about one liners, where someone expresses too much in few words. I am lacking that art.
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@allknowing (70905)
• India
17 Jan 17
@dpk262006 That is precis writing. Condensing all what you want to say in one sentence In school we were given large paragraphs and asked to precis them without losing the substance.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
@allknowing I was not good at precis writing.
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@SIMPLYD (84891)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
Me too can do that , although when i have to narrate an occasion i have to give as an example of a topic , i also do it in a paragraph.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
I know that mostly you give details in your discussions and comments. You normally do not write brief or concise response. You have good communication skills.
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@SIMPLYD (84891)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
@dpk262006 Thank you for saying that . I guess, one can surmise that i am a bit a sociable person so that's why i write like that .
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD Yes, you are sociable person, it gets revealed by your discussions/comments and you love to talk and you love to gossip.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
17 Jan 17
I envy those who make long responses too. I'm a one-liner. lol
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
It means you know the art of writing concise responses. Hats off to you. Don't envy those who cannot write brief responses.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
18 Jan 17
@dpk262006 that's comforting.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
@sol_cee Do you mean to say to feel envious is comforting ?
@DianneN (88228)
• United States
18 Jan 17
I'm a talker in real life, so I tend to gab here, too.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
I can understand that you love to talk. But while responding to my post, you have said everything in one sentence, which shows that you know the art of writing a brief but meaningful response. Hats off to you.
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@DianneN (88228)
• United States
23 Jan 17
@dpk262006 Thank you very much!
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
24 Jan 17
@DianneN You are welcome.
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• United States
17 Jan 17
sometimes I can answer quickly other times not. I take my time here, and try to answer the best way possible
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
The post is not about being quick or slow in responding. Do you know the art of saying many things in few words?
• United States
20 Jan 17
@dpk262006 , well no real reason to limit, if you want a conversation going
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
23 Jan 17
@CookieMonster46 Yes, you are right. When I write my response or comments, I say whatever comes in my mind, irrespective of the length of the response.
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@JudyEv (137481)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jan 17
I think I mostly write a couple of sentences. I feel I am being a bit curt perhaps with a single sentence.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
In my view you know the art of saying everything in few words and you do it dexterously.
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@JudyEv (137481)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@dpk262006 Thank you. You're very kind. :)
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
@JudyEv My pleasure. It always feels great to interact with you.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
16 Jan 17
Many Mylotters don't like short comments. Each member has their own identity in response and comments. So no need to imitate but sharpen it if needed.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
Yes, you are very right that each one of us have different style and there is no need to imitate. However, I am appreciating the ability of those writers, who say many things in few words.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
18 Jan 17
@dpk262006 yes. absolutely skilled ones.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
@shshiju Yes, they have a skill, which others may be lacking.
• United States
16 Jan 17
Time is part of a comment...not everyone has time to go into a lot of detail.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
Yes, time is money and people have little time to go into the details. You know the art of concise writing.
• United States
17 Jan 17
@dpk262006 I'm old and time is short LOL!
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill ha ha ha ha............I agree with you.
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@paigea (22650)
• Canada
18 Jan 17
I admire that too. I often write and write and still don't feel like I have said what I wanted to say. I am talking about whenever I write, not just on myLot.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
It seems that you have adopted a style and you wish to elaborate your thoughts and if you are comfortable with it, nothing wrong in it.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
17 Jan 17
I can be brief, but at times I get a bit wordy. I think it relates to the subject matter.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
You could go both ways. You have the ability to say many things in few words and you could elaborate your point also, when it is needed.
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
17 Jan 17
Firstly, i don't think that's an art and you need to learn it . It's just a habit or laziness to explain things in detail
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
17 Jan 17
I think saying many things in few words is an art (Hope you would remember the Hindi saying - Gagar mai Sagar). If someone says something in details, will you term it as laziness or if someone writes in brief, then it could be called laziness?