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Formation of words like wanna, gonna

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Formation of words like wanna, gonna

Postby KirillKulikov » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:41 am

I'd like to know, what does it mean? There are words like a " wanna , gonna" in sentences. How had been formed these words?
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Re: Formation of words like wanna, gonna

Postby Josef » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:07 pm

Informal contractions are short forms of other words that people use when speaking casually. They are not exactly slang, but they are a little like slang.

For example, "gonna" is a short form of "going to". If you say "going to" very fast, without carefully pronouncing each word, it can sound like "gonna".

Please remember that these are informal contractions. That means...

For more about this please see informal contractions.
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Re: Formation of words like wanna, gonna

Postby clevermae » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:39 am

Wanna and gonna are frequently used in speech in informal colloquial English, particularly American English.
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Re: Formation of words like wanna, gonna

Postby successman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:59 pm

I agree with clevermaee
According to Jack.C.Richard, American language expert, these are used in speaking not writing english.
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