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    I'm twice

    Dear teacher,

    In "I'm a ... and I'm looking for..." I've used "I'm" twice.

    Is it good English? How could I write it in a better way, please?

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: I'm twice

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    Dear teacher,

    In "I'm a ... and I'm looking for..." I've used "I'm" twice.

    Is it good English? How could I write it in a better way, please?

    Thank you very much.
    Correct.

    I am an engineer an I am looking for... -- I think by omitting the "I am" part the sentence loses its symmetry. I am sy and (I am) doing sg


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    Re: I'm twice

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    Dear teacher,

    In "I'm a ... and I'm looking for..." I've used "I'm" twice.

    Is it good English? How could I write it in a better way, please?

    Thank you very much.
    You can leave out the second I and just keep the am:
    I'm a teacher and am looking for...


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    Re: I'm twice

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    You can leave out the second I and just keep the am:
    I'm a teacher and am looking for...
    That's what I had in mind but was afraid of sounding too informal. Do you think I can always use this style (dropping the second "I")?
    Thank you very much.

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    #5

    Re: I'm twice

    If in doubt, leave it in.

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    #6

    Re: I'm twice

    I am an XYZ who is looking for...is another option.


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    Re: I'm twice

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    That's what I had in mind but was afraid of sounding too informal. Do you think I can always use this style (dropping the second "I")?
    Thank you very much.
    Dropping the second "I" isn't informal at all. You can use it even in the most formal of written contexts.

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