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I can do many things:

  • write with a pen while sitting
  • smuggle milk through border crossings
  • repent for thy sins with my sins

I would like to say what I have said above without using bullet points but I am not sure how to do it. Here is my take (please suggest something better):

I can do many things; one, write with a pen while sitting; two, smuggle milk through border crossings; three, repent for thy sins with my sins.

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    I can do many things: write with a pen while sitting, smuggle milk through border crossings, repent for thy sins with my sins. – Vilmar Sep 11 '14 at 10:03
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    Or: "Among the many things I can do are to write with a pen while sitting, to smuggle milk through border crossings, anf to repent for thy sins with my sins." – Sven Yargs Sep 13 '14 at 1:28
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I can do many things, such as write with a pen while sitting, smuggle milk through border crossings, and repent for thy sins with my sins.

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Never use bullet points. And never write long sentences. Write short sentences.

I can do many things. I can write with a pen while sitting. I can smuggle milk through border crossings, but not in to Australia. I can repent for thy sins with my sins. Those are three of the things I can do. I can do many things.

Just write how you would speak. It's impossible to speak long sentences. See Winston Churchill for how to write slightly longer sentences. (Forget commas, etc - just write properly.) But never write long sentences.

  • Why not? Bullet points can be much easier to read than a long list of things. Of course, there are times when you shouldn't use bullet points, but why the blanket prohibition? – Peter Shor Sep 13 '14 at 14:22
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    For example, the following sentence is clearest when bulleted: *"What you need to bring on the expedition is long underwear, gloves, heavy socks, a heavy jacket, a windbreaker, a sun visor, a backpack, food, a water bottle, sunglasses, sunblock, a headlamp, skis, ski poles, a fifty-foot rope, a helmet, mountaineering boots, crampons, a sleeping bag, and a personal jet pack." – Peter Shor Sep 13 '14 at 14:25

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