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  • Hello, again; it's Lynn

  • In today's video, I'm gonna be telling you about some informal contractions including the word "of". 

  • Now, it's important to remember that these types of contractions are just for conversation; you don't wanna use them in writing.

  • So pay close attention, and if you memorize how to say these contractions, you're gonna start sounding just like a native speaker.

  • Let's take a look.

  • Alright, let's take a look at my list of common contractions including the word "of". 

  • Now, in this list, instead of saying "of", we're going to use the "schwa" sound, the kind of /ə/ sound to make these contraction(s). 

  • I have six examples. I'll say each of them twice

  • The first time, I'll say it slowly.

  • The second time, I'll say it at a normal speed, like a native speaker.

  • It's really important that you repeat after me out loud each time.

  • Here we go.

  • Okay, first one. "Kind of" = "kinda".

  • She's kinda cute.

  • She's kinda cute.

  • Next. "Sort of" = "sorta".

  • I'm sorta tired.

  • I'm sorta tired.

  • "Out of" = "outta".

  • I'm outta money

  • I'm outta money.

  • "A lot of" = "alotta".

  • They ate alotta cake.

  • They ate alotta cake.

  • "Lots of" = "lotsa".

  • He has lotsa money.

  • He has lotsa money.

  • Last one. "Cup of" = "cuppa".

  • Would you like a cuppa coffee?

  • Would you like a cuppa coffee

  • Did you guys hear that schwa, that /ə/ sound?

  • Alright, great job! Let's move on.

  • Alright, let's take a look at a few dialogues.

  • And really pay close attention to these because I promise if you do, it's gonna help you master these contractions

  • Conversation 1.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Buy me a cuppa coffee.

  • Sorry. I'm outta money.

  • Conversation 2.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions

  • Yes, these ones.

  • It's getting kinda hot.

  • Yes, we need to drink alotta water.

  • Conversation 3.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions

  • Yes, these ones.

  • I'm sorta tired.

  • Go home and get lotsa rest.

  • Alright, good work today, everyone. We practiced a lot and studied a lot.

  • So I know if you keep on studying, you'll be on your way to speaking just like a native speaker in no time.

  • Let me know how you're doing in the comments.

  • Thanks for watching my video and see you guys next time.

Hello, again; it's Lynn

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6 Common Informal Contractions in Spoken English | kinda sorta outta alotta lotsa cuppa

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