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    wanna, gonna, gotta

    I want to ask you. What is the meaning of these words: WANNA, GONNA, GOTTA. When I should use in sentence?

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    Re: wanna, gonna, gotta

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    Re: wanna, gonna, gotta

    Quote Originally Posted by lukaszh View Post
    I want to ask you. What is the meaning of these words: WANNA, GONNA, GOTTA. When I should use in sentence?
    wanna = want to
    gonna = going to
    gotta = got to

    These are shortenings that occur in casual rapid speech. You will want to avoid them in almost all writing, except the very casual.

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    Re: wanna, gonna, gotta

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    wanna = want to
    gonna = going to
    gotta = got to

    These are shortenings that occur in casual rapid speech. You will want to avoid them in almost all writing, except the very casual.
    This answer made me think of canna, which is similarly an abbreviation but is used in some regions (some northern and all Scottish, I think) for 'cannot'.

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    PS - most learners won't meet this - I only mention it because, if anyone does, the apparent analogy of wanna willna be very helpful.

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    Re: wanna, gonna, gotta

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    This answer made me think of canna, which is similarly an abbreviation but is used in some regions (some northern and all Scottish, I think) for 'cannot'.

    b

    PS - most learners won't meet this - I only mention it because, if anyone does, the apparent analogy of wanna willna be very helpful.
    Let's not forget woulda, coulda, shoulda, dontcha, wontcha, cantcha.

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