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    Question Glad (I'm)

    Hi,

    A friend sent me a card and I sent him back saying thanks. He replied saying 'Glad you liked the card' Why didn't he begin the sentence with I'm or I am....

    Is that common or is it a typo?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Glad (I'm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzy1 View Post
    Hi,

    A friend sent me a card and I sent him back saying thanks. He replied saying 'Glad you liked the card' Why didn't he begin the sentence with I'm or I am....

    Is that common or is it a typo?

    Thank you
    It is informal and is often used in speech and informal communication. The "I am" is understood.

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    Default Re: Glad (I'm)

    Hi, Lizzy,
    The linguistic term for that is ellipsis - omission of some words from a sentence in -as Mike said - informal communication. It's really very common:
    Happy to be on an island in the sun. = I am happy...
    Don't know (Dunno) = I don't know.
    Satisfied? = Are you satisfied?
    Never been there. = I have never been there.
    Etc
    Rgs

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