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  • Hi, everyone. It's Lynn again. Welcome to my video.

  • Today, we're gonna be talking about informal contractions.

  • Now, these are very useful in conversation to sound like a native speaker, but you should remember that these are just for conversation, we don't usually use these in writing.

  • So I'm gonna show you my collection of eight common informal contractions, and if you learn how to say these, you'll be sounding like a native speaker in no time.

  • Let's get started.

  • Okay, let's go through my list of eight common informal contractions.

  • I'm going to say each example twice: One time slowly and one time at a normal speed like a native speaker.

  • You should repeat after me each time. That's really important.

  • Okay, here we go.

  • First one. 'Want a' = 'wanna'

  • 'I wanna coffee.'

  • 'I wanna coffee.'

  • 'Got a' = 'gotta'

  • 'Have you gotta minute?'

  • 'Have you gotta minute?'

  • 'Don't know' = 'dunno'

  • 'I dunno.'

  • 'I dunno.'

  • 'Let me' = 'lemme'

  • 'Lemme go.'

  • 'Lemme go.'

  • 'Give me' = 'gimme'

  • 'Gimme the pen.'

  • 'Gimme the pen.'

  • 'Tell them' = 'tell'em'

  • 'Tell'em we're starting now.'

  • 'Tell'em we're starting now.'

  • 'Come on' = 'c'mon'

  • 'C'mon, do it.'

  • 'C'mon do it.'

  • Last one.

  • 'Some more' = 's'more'

  • 'We will need s'more time.'

  • 'We will need s'more time.'

  • Remember, you should only use these in conversation. You don't wanna write these.

  • Great job, everybody. Let's move on.

  • Let's go ahead and look at some dialogues.

  • And if you pay close attention to these, it will help you know how to use and pronounce contractions correctly.

  • Conversation 1.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • "You wanna help me fix this bike?"

  • "Sorry, I have no time. I gotta go."

  • Conversation 2.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • "Will you accept the job offer?"

  • "I dunno. Lemme think about that."

  • Conversation 3.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • "C'mon. We gotta go."

  • "Give me s'more time."

  • Conversation 4.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • "Tell'em I won't be coming to work tomorrow."

  • "I don't wanna tell'em."

  • All right. Now you know a lot more about informal contractions.

  • And I wanna encourage you guys to keep on practicing, and the more you study, the better your English will be.

  • So let me know how you're doing in the comments and stay tuned for my next video.

  • Bye.

Hi, everyone. It's Lynn again. Welcome to my video.

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8 Common Informal Contractions You MUST Learn to Speak English

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