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Is it acceptable to begin a declarative sentence with “Am”?

Is it correct English to omit I from the beginning of a sentence when it's clearly implied?

For example...

How are you? Hope everything's okay?

as opposed to

How are you? I hope everything's okay?

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I noticed that I was doing it in an email, started to correct myself and then wondered how wrong it really was. So you'd say it's incorrect but commonplace? – Basic Oct 10 '12 at 21:21
Interesting - turns out there's a that missing, as well: – Lunivore Oct 10 '12 at 21:21
@Lunivore Good point. That'll teach me not to contrive examples without more thought :) Thanks for the link – Basic Oct 10 '12 at 21:22
Adding to Lunivore link, I suggest you to read this: Null-subject languge. It is really interesting. – user19148 Oct 10 '12 at 21:23
Related Proper usage of pronouns. – user19148 Oct 10 '12 at 21:29

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Languages in which omitting the subject is gramatically correct are called null-subject languages. English isn't one of them.

The linked Wikipedia article does mention the dropping of a subject in some sentences, but says that this is a colloquialism.

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