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What is the grammar behind such phrases as:

See you later.
Talk to you later.

Are they just contractions with some words omitted?

[I will/shall/'m going to] see you later.

Or is it the subjunctive?

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You are correct, it's kind of obscured when you read it but there is an implied "I" or "I'll". When an individual says: See you later they probably mean I'll see you later.

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