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    Question Gonna

    Good afternoon teacher,

    I would like to know what is the word 'gonna' used by Americans people (I think they are Americans but I am
    not sure they are).

    Thanks in advance for all your cooperation with this light subject.

    See you soon on the forum.




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    Re: Gonna

    Informally, in 'to be going to', gonna is often substituted for going to.

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    Re: Gonna

    And we almost never use it in writing (it's irritating to see it).

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    Re: Gonna

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    Informally, in 'to be going to', gonna is often substituted for going to.
    Hi, it's a fast answer.

    I can write for exemple, 'I am going to the shop' or 'I am gonna to the shop'.

    Is the second sentence nice (I understand it's very informal but is it right?).

    See you later.

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    Re: Gonna

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    And we almost never use it in writing (it's irritating to see it).
    Hi my cousin of canada,

    It is only used in speak language, or is it never used in writting form?

    Sorry, is it only American?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Gonna

    Spoken English only, as a futur proche: I am going to go (gonna go); but not to denote a destination: "I am going to Montreal" (not 'gonna Montreal').

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    Re: Gonna

    Thank for your fast reply.

    Have a break, it's time to eat in France.

    See you later or maybe tomorrow.

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