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idiotmike

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Dear all,
If I would say, I am a reader and "am" interested in this particular book. Should I add a second "am" after "and" or I should just leave it out?

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Dear all,
If I would say, I am a reader and "am" interested in this particular book. Should I add a second "am" after "and" or I should just leave it out?

Thank you

Keep the second "am".
 

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I will help you adding the context you missed.

I am a reader interested in italian literature, spanish classics and american magazines.

I am a reader and I am interested in italian litereature and spanish classics.


I don't know if those sentences are correct, but I'm pretty sure you need to use "I am" if the case you're asking is the one in red.
 

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I am a reader and I am interested in italian litereature and spanish classics.

I agree.
Just the am without the I sounds strange to me.

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Dear all,
If I would say, I am a reader and "am" interested in this particular book. Should I add a second "am" after "and" or I should just leave it out?

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***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Good morning, Mike.

(1) I agree with the other posters that you need the second "am" and it would be nice to add "I," but probably not "necessary" in conversation.

I am a reader.

I am interested in this particular book.

I am a reader, and I am interested in this particular book.

*****

I am a reader, and (I) am interested in this particular book.

P. S. I would use a comma after "reader," because you are dealing with two separate sentences:

(a) the first "am" is for a noun ("reader").

(b) the second "am" is for an adjective ("interested").

If you use only one "am," you are expecting that one "am" to cover a noun and adjective. That is too much work for one little "am."

Have a nice day!
 

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Two V-bars are being conjoined:
[am a reader] + [am interested]

1. am [a reader] and [interested] :cross:
2. am [a reader] and [an astronaut] :tick:

How can we account for the ungrammaticality of 1. in light of the grammaticality of 2.? The lexical category of the conjoints should match. They do not: NP + AP.

Sometimes, however, this 'rule' does not work. Why? It is not within the scope of our present concern; besides, I do not know why. :lol:

He is [young] and [down-to-earth]. :tick: (AP + PP)
 

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I will help you adding the context you missed.

I am a reader interested in italian literature, spanish classics and american magazines.

I am a reader and I am interested in italian litereature and spanish classics.


I don't know if those sentences are correct, but I'm pretty sure you need to use "I am" if the case you're asking is the one in red.

Unrelated to your question, please note that you need capital letters on the country names used as adjectives.
 
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