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    Default gonna be followed by going to be

    "I'm gonna do this. I'm going to run for the United State Senate, and the reason is straightforward."

    I need your advice on why the speaker would use first "gonna be" and then "going to be"?

    Is he trying to convey a certain connotation?

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    Default Re: gonna be followed by going to be

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'm gonna do this. I'm going to run for the United State Senate, and the reason is straightforward."

    I need your advice on why the speaker would use first "gonna be" and then "going to be"?

    Is he trying to convey a certain connotation?
    Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps he is trying to show that he is "one of us," that is, an ordinary guy.

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    Default Re: gonna be followed by going to be

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps he is trying to show that he is "one of us," that is, an ordinary guy.
    Like, well, yeah, dude, I kinda like agree.

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    Default Re: gonna be followed by going to be

    President Obama uses "gonna" all the time. I like it.

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    Default Re: gonna be followed by going to be

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    President Obama uses "gonna" all the time. I like it.
    Too bad you don't vote in the US.

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    Default Re: gonna be followed by going to be

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Too bad you don't vote in the US.
    He's not been a "will only" guy. He also throws in "going to".

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    Default Re: gonna be followed by going to be

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is he trying to convey a certain connotation?
    Possibly- he could be moving towards a more declaratory tone in the second sentence.

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