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    Glad I could help

    I would like to know why you say "Glad I could help". Why you do not say "I am glad I could help"?

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    Re: Glad I could help

    The short version (also 'Glad to help') is our casual way of speaking in conversational English, when we don't find it necessary to construct a more formal complete sentence.

    Don't you do the same sort of thing in Persian?

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    Re: Glad I could help

    We commonly shorten sentences in that way if we know that the listener will have no trouble understanding what we mean.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The short version (also 'Glad to help') is our casual way of speaking in conversational English, when we don't find it necessary to construct a more formal complete sentence.

    Don't you do the same sort of thing in Persian?
    Yes I do
    Only when the subject is "I" we use the short version?

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Yes I do.

    Only when the subject is "I" we use the short version?


    Do we use the short version only when the subject is "I"?
    Not necessarily.

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Not necessarily.
    Do you say "am glad"?

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Do you say "am glad"?
    No. Glad I/we could help is common. Another version is Glad to help.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. Glad I/we could help is common. Another version is Glad to help.
    Why English speaker said me "am good and humble", Do you think it is wrong?
    Last edited by moseen; 12-Oct-2017 at 22:29.

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Do you say "am glad"?
    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Why did an English speaker said say to me "am good and humble"?

    Do you think it is wrong?
    They more than likely said "I'm" instead of "am". Those can sound the same.

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    Re: Glad I could help

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    They more than likely said "I'm" instead of "am". Those can sound the same.
    Because I was chatting with him I am sure he said "am".

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