Someone has been harsh with me in their comments; how can I reply to him?

My attempts:

For example can I say :

  • I'm here to learn and that's why I asked too many questions, even if it looks stupid, but you were harsh!

  • I'm here to learn, that's why I asked too many questions, even if its looks stupid and I felt hurt!

Any help would be appreciated!

  • 2
    Without wanting to sound harsh - try proofreading your question: Why do you give the exact same sentence twice? Why double exclamation marks? Perhaps capitalize the first letter in a sentence? We will be quite tolerant with beginners here (and edit for you, if necessary), but other Stack Exchange sites might be less tolerant. A general hint for good communication skills: Don't say "you did something wrong", say "I felt hurt". Changing the pattern helps a lot! – Stephie Jan 11 '15 at 19:45

Your attempt is not far off - just a few grammar errors.

While you could say:

I'm here to learn, that's why I asked so many questions - even if it looks stupid. But you were harsh.

I'd recommend to change the last part:

...But I think your comment was too harsh. or
...But your comment hurt.

The reason:
The person you are talking to might feel attacked if you say something along the lines of "you did XYZ wrong". Especially if the discussion went for a bit or is heated / emotional. If you state how you feel or percieve the situation, the other person can't argue about your feelings.

  • here"s the comments : "We can say they are continuous, but it would be a wrong thing to say. Also, nobody said the same x would give sup for both u and v. Also, this is my last comment here." – Educ Jan 11 '15 at 19:55
  • 1
    Sounds like a mathematical disagreement and a fed-up commenter. But I coudn't say without context. And sorry, I can't solve that for you. – Stephie Jan 11 '15 at 19:58
  • yes it's mathematical disagreement and i don't like 'Also, this is my last comment here'. but it's okay thanks for ur help – Educ Jan 11 '15 at 20:00

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.