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    #1

    to talk vs to go talk

    What's the differnce between 'to talk' and 'to go talk'?

    For example:
    1. You're gonna go talk to your folks?
    2. Your're gonna talk to your folks? (This sentence I created by myself).

    In Polish We don't say 'You're gonna go talk to your folks?', so I'd like to understand the difference between the two sentences.

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    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Adding "go" suggests that it's a fairly immediate plan. Perhaps the other person is just about to go and telephone their parents, or visit their house to talk to them.

    Please don't use non-standard abbreviations on the forum - "gonna" is not a word in English. It's "going to". Also, the grammatically correct way to formulate a question is "Are you going to go [go to/and] talk to your folks?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Also, the grammatically correct way to formulate a question is "Are you going to go [go to/and] talk to your folks?"
    'Are you going to go talk to your folks' is not grammatically correct in the English wot I speaks.

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    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Are you going to go talk to your folks' is not grammatically correct in the English wot I speaks.
    Nor in my variant but it's OK in AmE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Is it OK in standard AmE?

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    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Gonna go talk is not that standard, but it is found in more than one variant. I struggle a bit when I hear I'm gonna go toilet in the UK, but it is used.

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    #7

    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    grammatically
    Your spelling lets you down.That's how a dictionary would spell it.

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    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Is it OK in standard AmE?
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I struggle a bit when I hear I'm gonna go toilet in the UK, but it is used.
    I've never heard that in the UK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: to talk vs to go talk

    Spend more time in London.

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