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    I am glad to

    " I am glad to wear a new dress" and " I am glad to receive a gift from my parents"

    two sentences are correct about grammar?

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by hoanglan82vn View Post
    " I am glad to wear a new dress" and " I am glad to receive a gift from my parents"

    Are the two sentences grammatically correct?
    Yes.
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    #3

    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by hoanglan82vn View Post
    1. "I am glad to wear a new dress." and
    2. "I am glad to receive a gift from my parents."

    Are my two sentences are grammatically correct? about grammar?
    Note my corrections above. Don't put a space after opening quotation marks. Make life easier for everyone by numbering your sentences.

    I don't find "I am glad to" natural at all in BrE. Do you mean something like "I'm always happy when I wear a new dress/when I get a gift from my parents"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't find "I am glad to" natural at all in BrE.
    Right. I'm not sure about American usage but in British English we use glad to mean 'pleased with the outcome' of something. It really doesn't work in this context.

    It especially doesn't work when followed by a 'to-infinitive', even in American English (I think).

    Is that right, GoesStation?

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Right. I'm not sure about American usage but in British English we use glad to mean 'pleased with the outcome' of something. It really doesn't work in this context.

    It especially doesn't work when followed by a 'to-infinitive', even in American English (I think).

    Is that right, GoesStation?
    We routinely follow glad with a to-infinitive after would. In fact, I'd be glad to demonstrate it for you. Your other observation applies equally to American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We routinely follow glad with a to-infinitive after would. In fact, I'd be glad to demonstrate it for you.
    Of course! I completely overlooked that use. It's the same here too.

    Thanks.

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It especially doesn't work when followed by a 'to-infinitive', even in American English (I think).
    I forgot about the common phrase "I'm glad to hear it."

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    Re: I am glad to

    I don't find those sentences particularly natural either.

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't find those sentences particularly natural either.

    Are you referring to the sentences in post #1 or those in posts #5 and #7?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am glad to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you referring to the sentences in post #1 or those in posts #5 and #7?
    "I am glad to wear a new dress"

    Or

    "I am glad to receive a gift from my parents."

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