Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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Julius Caesar could write in Latin Veni, vidi, vici, in which the subject is understood from the verb form; and although in some modern Romance languages like Italian or Spanish it is possible to do the same thing, in English we cannot imitate him by adopting an equivalent expression **Came, saw, conquered, since we must write I came, I saw, I conquered.
— Norman Blake

Interesting. I thought an informal diary style allows elision of the subject, when it’s obvious that the verb refers to the writer (just checked with Bridget Jones’s Diary to make sure this is so); and I am certain I heard native speakers omit the subject when describing how they spent the previous day.
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