1. ## I'm gonna/I gonna

Helo!
I'm having a dilemma with them.I've ever known that it is right as to be+gonna...That, today my english teacher told me, that never use this so.Her way to use this is the following:"I gonna".What's the truth about it?

I know that it is the american shorter version of the "to be going to", so it would need to have the "to be" too not?

2. ## Re: I'm gonna/I gonna

I'm gonna do it = I am going to do it.

Other contractions of this kind:

a couple of = a coupla
a lot of = a lotta
got to = gotta
would have done it = woulda done it
should have done it = shoulda done it

3. ## Re: I'm gonna/I gonna

Originally Posted by paulusz.krisztian
Hello!
I'm having I have a dilemma. with them.I've ever always known that it is right as: (to be)+gonna...That, Today my English teacher told me, that never to use this so.Her way to use this is the following:"I gonna".What's the truth about it?

I know that it is the american shorter version of the "to be going to", so it would need to have the "to be" tooor not?

First, I can't believe I'm responding to a "gonna/wanna" post. But sometimes in my weaker moments, I make exceptions. Anyway, with all due respect to your teacher, the statements in conversation should be "I'm gonna/she's gonna/you're gonna/we're gonna/they're gonna. But PLEASE use the correct, full form when writing. Also, although you didn't ask, "to be" forms are not used with "wanna". And, for your sake, be careful how you explain this to your teacher.

4. ## Re: I'm gonna/I gonna

'I'm...'. But all sorts of things happen in different contexts/variants: 'I'm-a gonna', 'I's gonna', 'I's-a gonna'... if Mark Twain is to be believed, even 'Ah's gwine'. I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere someone says 'I gonna'. It's not correct in formal speech.

(This reminds me of an American comic - African American, appears on UK TV now and then, forget the name) who said of someone 'He dead'. Someone corrected him 'You mean "He has died"'. His response was 'No, he done died. Now he dead.' )

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