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  1. Nightmare85's Avatar
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    #1

    wanna and want to

    Hey guys,
    I know that wanna = want to.

    We wanna dance = We want to dance.
    I wanna join the club = I want to join the club.
    (It's slang, I'm aware of it )

    However, can you also use wanna when it's 3rd person singular?
    Tom wants to dance. - Tom wanna dance.
    He wants to join the club. - He wanna join the club.


    The s magically disappears which is strange...

    Cheers!


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    #2

    Re: wanna and want to

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hey guys,
    I know that wanna = want to.

    We wanna dance = We want to dance.
    I wanna join the club = I want to join the club.
    (It's slang, I'm aware of it )

    However, can you also use wanna when it's 3rd person singular?
    Tom wants to dance. - Tom wanna dance.
    He wants to join the club. - He wanna join the club.


    The s magically disappears which is strange...

    Cheers!

    No you can't. I have heard "wansta" as in "Tom wansta dance" but I wouldn't recommend using it.

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    #3

    Re: wanna and want to

    Never!! But you will hear it in some cultures/environments in the U.S.

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