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In chats or emails with my colleague at office, I use following sentences:


1) I have got the email.

2) I have found the item.

3) I enjoyed the cake.

4) I like your laptop


Can I type and send following sentences? Are they correct?


1) Got the email

2) Found the item

3) Enjoyed the cake

4) Like your laptop

asked Nov 05 '12 at 03:42 Robi New member

Robi, I'm responding to your comment below. Informal conversation is very accepting in most parts of the country. Dropping and 'I' (got the mail.) or a 'you' (get that for me, please.) won't get you into any trouble at all. It's more important to concentrate on getting verb tenses correct and having the number of the verb and subject agree. Also, most people are forgiving when someone who is learning English (or any other language) makes mistakes. If you have a native English speaking friend, ask them to correct mistakes that you make in conversation (best in private and not all the time). That will help you.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 09 '12 at 14:53

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It's not grammatically correct, but it's fairly common. But 'I' is only one letter to type. I'll do it in a text on a phone, but not if I have a keyboard. Well, sometimes I don't type it on a keyboard.


The best I can say is that in a casual communication, not typing the 'I' will not lead to a life of sorrow.

link answered Nov 05 '12 at 05:11 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

so is it okay to talk like that with anyone(people i'm meeting at bus stops, offices, etc. daily) whose native language is English? What's about talking to very formal and official people? i'm from Minnesota! I dont want to create trouble with my English in public places.

RobiNov 05 '12 at 15:34

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