0

Is it correct to say, "I sent them an email and am waiting to hear back" or "I sent them an email and I'm waiting to hear back"?

2

You do understand, I hope, that "I'm" is simply a contraction of "I am" and represents absolutely no difference in meaning, grammar, or comprehensibility. It is true that that the use of contractions is frowned upon in formal writing, but there is no valid argument that contractions are not grammatical and idiomatic.

I sent them an email and am waiting to hear back

is grammatical and idiomatic as are both

I sent them an email, and I am waiting to hear back

and

I sent them an email, and I'm waiting to hear back

All three mean exactly the same thing.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.