Student or Learner
You're open minded enough to get where I'm coming from,not everyone is.
(1) I agree almost 100% with LeTyan's wonderful answer.
(a) I do feel, however, that "where I'm coming from" is correct.
(i) In the United States, there is (or at least there used to be) the saying
"I know where you are coming from," which means "I understand what you
Tom: Shall I invite the Parser to our party?
Tom: Why not?
Mona: Well, I do not think that he would like this kind of party.
Tom: I know where you're coming from. (Translation: I understand
what you want to say: the Parser is an old man who would not be comfortable at
a party with beautiful young people like us.)
It's the comma splice in the first one that makes it wrong. You could add a conjunction as suggested, but I'd prefer to sentences.
PS: Hugh Heffner is proof that old men can be around beautiful young people!
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Yes. I was born in 1937. If I make it to March 31, I shall have lived three-fourths of
a century. I remember watching TV for the first time in 1950; going on the Internet
for the first time in 2002; and I got my first cellphone in 2006. (It's designed for
old folks like me. I use it only occasionally. Otherwise, I do not use it. It is basic --
no photos or Internet or email.)
You are a young person. I can only imagine what the world will be like when you
are 75 years old. Hopefully, it will be a better place. (I wonder if English will still be
the international language!)