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    Question Pronounce 'going' + ing

    How to pronounce:
    We're going diving.

    Explanation:
    We're going to make a tour.
    'going to' can be pronounced as going to /gəʊɪŋtə/ or as gonna /gʌnə/:
    However,
    We're going diving.
    If I pronounce 'going' as gonna /gʌnə/ then the sentence becomes:
    I'm gʌnə dive.

    Is this correct English?
    Is this indeed common in spoken native English?

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    Re: Pronounce 'going' + ing

    Quote Originally Posted by mvdberg112 View Post
    We're going diving.
    If I pronounce 'going' as gonna /gʌnə/ then the sentence becomes: I'm gʌnə dive.
    No, you would be saying /gʌnə/ diving.

    Is this correct English? No
    Is this indeed common in spoken native English? No
    In we're going ....ing, going is pronounced /gəʊɪŋ/

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