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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Can I omit the subject aftr but

    I have the problem with the sentence
    I have informed about the problem but have not received any response.
    The question is if after but I need to write I or the sentence is correct. Thanks in advance for help with explenation which one is correct
    1. I have informed about the problem but I have not received any response - this is correct
    but what about leaving the subject after but so sentence is
    2 I have informed about the problem but have not received any response.
    I have the feeling that it can be correct but I'm not sure

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    #2

    Re: Can I omit the subject aftr but

    Both 1 and 2 are OK.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: Can I omit the subject aftr but

    "I have informed about the problem" means what to you?

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    #4

    Re: Can I omit the subject aftr but

    To me it means that there is a problem and I have informed the appropriate person/people that the problem exists. I agree that it's not the best of sentences but its meaning is clear to me.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #5

    Re: Can I omit the subject aftr but

    OP should write "I have reported the problem" or "I have informed management​ [or whoever has been informed] about the problem."
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Can I omit the subject aftr but

    I agree that "informed" would be much better with who was informed.
    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.

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    #7

    Re: Can I omit the subject aftr but

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I agree that "informed" would be much better with who was informed.
    Indeed!

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