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    Are gonna and would

    Hello, I have a question about whether "would" and "are gonna" can be used interchangeably. For example :

    1) You are gonna want to attend that party, it's very fun.

    2) You would want to attend that party, it's very fun.

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    1) I was gonna attend that party, but I have some work to do.

    2) I would attend that party, but I have some work to do.

    Are these sentences similar in meaning?

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    Re: Are gonna and would

    You'll find that we discourage the use of "gonna" and "wanna" on this forum. "Going to" and "would" are not interchangeable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Are gonna and would

    So it means that those sentences don't mean the same thing, I suppose?

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    #4

    Re: Are gonna and would

    You suppose correctly.

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    #5

    Re: Are gonna and would

    I was gonna attend means that the person was planning to attend, but something came up. I would attend means that the person knows they cannot attend, but would go if they didn't have other commitments.

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    #6

    Re: Are gonna and would

    The first #1 is a comma splice.

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