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    gotta / gonna / wanna. Are all of them always followed by infinites?

    Hi teachers,
    This is American Slang. Are all of them always followed by infinites?

    gotta = got to
    gonna = going to
    wanna = want to

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by learning54; 15-May-2012 at 19:30.

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    Re: gotta / gonna / wanna. Are all of them always followed by infinites?

    Infinitives, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    This American Slang.Are all of them always followed by infinites?

    gotta = got to
    gonna = going to
    wanna = want to

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: gotta / gonna / wanna. Are all of them always followed by infinites?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Infinitives, yes.
    Hi,
    Does the first one 'gotta' always mean 'necessity'?

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    Re: gotta / gonna / wanna. Are all of them always followed by infinites?

    Tweeters who don't know that gotta = got to and wanna = want to may well follow them with a noun.

    'I gotta headache. I wanna paracetamol.'

    Rover

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