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    WANNA & GONNA

    How to use wanna and gonna??

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    Don't use them on this forum.

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    Welcome to the forum. Latte Wang.

    Quote Originally Posted by Latte Wang View Post
    How can I use 'wanna' and 'gonna'?
    Please note my amendments to your post.

    First read the Similar Threads below.

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    Smile Re: WANNA & GONNA

    'Wanna' and 'gonna' are not used in formal written English, but they are used all the time by most speakers in oral English.

    'Wanna' corresponds to 'want to', or sometimes to 'want a', as in:

    'I wanna go now.' (I want to go now) or 'I wanna cup of coffee.' (I want a cup of coffee.)

    'Gonna' corresponds to 'going to', as in the future form:

    'I'm gonna go now.' (I'm going to go now.)

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    You can also add to that list "wanned" which means "wanted to". I think it's even more casual.

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    I have never heard anything that sounds remotely like "wanned" in BrE. We don't contract "wanted to" as a general rule, even in casual speech.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    You can also add to that list "wanned" which means "wanted to". I think it's even more casual.
    Not a teacher.
    Really, do you have a source for that bit of information? Because, as far as I'm concerned, "wanned" is the past form of the verb "to wan".
    wan: (v.i.) to grow or become pale or sickly
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wan
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    'Wanna' and 'gonna' are written "want to" and "going to" unless you are trying to give a phonemic transciption of what has been said, in which case, you'd need to write all the words as they're said. If you're simply writing and nothing has been said, there's no place for either word if you want to be taken seriously.

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    Not a teacher.
    Really, do you have a source for that bit of information? Because, as far as I'm concerned, "wanned" is the past form of the verb "to wan".
    wan: (v.i.) to grow or become pale or sickly
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wan
    I've never seen it written, but I've definitely heard it. They say something like: "I did it because I wanned." With "wanned" pronounced like /wɑːnəd/.

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    Re: WANNA & GONNA

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    I've never seen it written, but I've definitely heard it. They say something like: "I did it because I wanned." With "wanned" pronounced like /wɑːnəd/.
    Well, sure, that's my point. You can write everything phonetically if you want, but don't expect to be understood.
    In AusE, neither 'gonna' nor 'wanna' is even correct phonemically. You'd need 'gunna' and 'wonna'. But I'm not suggesting you do so.

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