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Omitting the “I”

Is it alright to omit the word “I” in some cases. If I have already been writing about myself and I slip in a sentence that says for example, “Will be in town next week.” Is this acceptable or should I write “I” at the beginning of each sentence?

  • January 28, 2016
  • Posted by Jane N
  • Filed in Style

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I'd say it's acceptable in all but the "most formal" communications.

Hairy Scot January 29, 2016, 12:11pm

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Your example sounds like something in an email, and like Hairy Scot I would have no problem accepting that in informal communication. On the other hand, I would not use it in, say, a letter to a college you wanted to visit.

providencejim March 1, 2016, 12:57pm

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