gonna vs going to : Common Errors in English

About gonna vs going to

How do you pronounce “going to” in phrases like “going to walk the dog”? “Gonna,” right? Almost everyone uses this slurred pronunciation, but it’s not acceptable in formal writing except when you’re deliberately trying to convey the popular pronunciation. In very formal spoken contexts you might want to (not “wanna”) pronounce the phrase distinctly.

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    You’re gonna want to sit down for this one, Roger. No baloney, it is dynamite. I’m not pitching it to
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Entertainment Weekly

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    on June 11, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. 'We knew we were gonna land cheaper than those green guys'

    "We knew we were gonna land a little bit cheaper than those green guys." - Sony's Scott Rohde says that the PS4 pricing and used games policy were not direct responses to Microsoft's Xbox One. ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Gamasutra

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    Pop culture has shown us so many apocalypses that we all know what the real problem is going to be. It's not the feral animals, the nuclear mutants or the lumbering zombies that will kill us. It's the most dangerous predator of all (all together now): man.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Sainsbury's Tries To Use The Marketplace Fairness Act On Property Taxes. That's Not Going To Work

    This is a fairly brazen piece of special pleading here. Justin King, the chief at Sainsbury's, the British supermarket chain, is trying to use the example of America's Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) as an argument for changing the system of property taxation in the UK. It's a nice try Mr. King but it's really not going to work: The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 will allow US states to force ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Forbes

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