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I have seen writing where "I" is being dropped in sentences. For instance, "Am on my way" vs. "I am on my way". Is this acceptable usage?

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    What happens (outside of chat) is the contraction "I'm on my way." But in chat or text, you might as well elide both "I" and "am": On my way (or, if you like, OMW). – Brian Hitchcock Aug 12 '15 at 10:55
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"I" is dropped usually when we are writing a conversation or speech. Formally when we write, "I" should not be dropped. In the example you have shown,

"Am on my way" can be from a conversation. But When you are writing in an official way "I am on my way" has to be used.

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  • The same way, you should not be abbreviated to u in formal writing. Do not use chat lingo on ELU. – Kris Oct 23 '13 at 6:20

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