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  • Welcome back to love English. In today's lesson I'm going to talk about

  • reductions. If you want to sound more like a native or indeed if you want to

  • understand us better when we speak then this lesson is really gonna help you

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  • Twitter and snapchat today I want to talk to you about reductions now these

  • are a very simple but effective way to help you sound a lot more native they

  • are colloquial that means they are more spoken than written you would only

  • really write these words in text messages and very informal emails and

  • messages to friends you certainly wouldn't write them in an academic essay

  • or formal email or letter so let's start with wanna what up I wanna you wanna we

  • wanna they wanna but he/she it one stuff one stuff so we've got two forms there

  • one up and one stir one A and one stir although we might be using colloquial

  • English we still needs to make sure we have our third person s when we reduce

  • these words together now be careful of the pronunciation of water it is not

  • wanna wanna but wanna water okay you can see the schwa being used quite clearly

  • there at the end and of course at the end what do you need the infinitive verb

  • I've heard some people say I want to go in I want to shopping no I want to go I

  • want to shop I want to eat I want to play I want to study English with Layla

  • and Sabra so I wanna is I want to it's really rare that you would hear an

  • English person say I want to when we're speaking fast we would

  • say I wanna I wanna now in question forms we could also use it do you want

  • to go do you want to go but listen very carefully there do you want to go to the

  • shops we've used you in a weak form we've used the schwa they're now gonna

  • in much the same way that we reduce one out we go to gonna so going to this is a

  • future form and one thing you must remember to do is add the verb to be the

  • future form going to is be going to so I'm gonna go you're gonna go we're gonna

  • go they're gonna go he's gonna go she's gonna go listen that's my pronunciation

  • of he and she the s4 is is actually pronounced this is he's gonna go she's

  • gonna go okay gotta any interrogative form question for you can in contrast to

  • the affirmative in the interrogative you can actually omit the verb to be again

  • this is more colloquial spoken it is not correct grammar but if I'm asking you a

  • question I might say you gonna subscribe you're

  • gonna subscribe rather than saying are you going to subscribe are you gonna

  • subscribe so really informal and be careful because unless you're a more

  • advanced learner of English you might not want to pick up any bad habits

  • so occasionally could omit the verb to be

  • you're gonna go out what you're gonna do what you're gonna do where you gonna go

  • where they gonna go where are we gonna go but be careful because he/she an

  • exception here we really wouldn't omit the verb to be with say where's she

  • gonna go where's she gonna go really because the S is contracted with the

  • question word and it flows quite nicely still what's she gonna do where's she

  • gonna go it still flows a really well point of these reductions is that they

  • help us speak faster and really the flow of speech is much easier you don't have

  • to stop and start to pronounce every single syllable

  • now gotta gotta in replacement of have got to or must it's an obligation I've

  • got to do the shopping I've got to go out I've got to work

  • tomorrow now we can say I've got her or I got her

  • I would prefer I've got to I'd say I have got to I think with American

  • English you could probably reduce this down further to I got her I got her but

  • listen very carefully although it is G OTT a the tea actually

  • when I speak quite fast is more of a D sound I gotta I gotta go or I've gotta

  • go you could say either I gotta go or I've gotta go so I've gotta do the

  • housework I've got to do my homework remember with that person it would be

  • she's got it all he's got her but I've got her

  • we've got her they've got us you've gotta go study play whatever it might be

  • we need the infinitive verb because it is essentially - I have to do something

  • right finally a really simple one but some think that if you hear it you might

  • not understand don't know don't know so I don't know becomes Danai we wouldn't

  • really say she de no or he didn't know because of course that's not at the

  • third person it would be she doesn't know he doesn't know you might hear

  • people say it but it's not grammatically correct and really is a bit more

  • informal than I like so as with anything practice makes perfect so I think you

  • and I are on quite a friendly informal basis why not try using one a runner or

  • even gutter down a below tell me what you have to do using I got up I got to

  • do my homework I've gotta call my mom tell me what you want to learn

  • English I want to learn more about conditionals I want to learn more about

  • learning vocabulary tell me what you're gonna do this week write those sentences

  • in the comment box below and try saying them practice using that English to

  • sound more native

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B1 UK informal native gotta gotta wanna wanna infinitive form

How to use wanna, gonna , gotta correctly!| Native English

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    Emily posted on 2018/10/23
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