Fórum EMB de Discussões
[  EMB's Main Menu  |  Forum Index  |  Cadastro  |  Search  ]
   
ENGLISH
PORTUGUESE
 LINGUISTICS & CULTURE


Autor:  Nobrega
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  05/MAI/2004 11:35 AM
Assunto:  Re: Want X Wanna
 
Mensagem:  Hello Wallace Check out the topic on * Informal Contractions * found on http://www.englishclub.com. 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. EC TIP: These informal contractions are not "correct" English. Do not use them in a written exam, for example, except in appropriate situations. 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 that we do not use them in "correct" speech, and we almost never use them in writing. (If you see them in writing, for example in a comic strip, that is because the written words represent the spoken words or dialogue.) We normally use them only when speaking fast and casually, for example with friends. Many people never use them, even in informal speech. Here are some of the most common informal contractions, with example sentences: * ain't = am not/are not/is not I ain't sure. You ain't my boss. * ain't = has not/have not I ain't done it. She ain't finished yet. * gimme = give me Gimme your money. Don't gimme that rubbish. Can you gimme a hand? * gonna = going to Nothing's gonna change my love for you. I'm not gonna tell you. What are you gonna do? * gotta = (have) got a I've gotta gun. I gotta gun. She hasn't gotta penny. Have you gotta car? * gotta = (have) got to I've gotta go now. I gotta go now. We haven't gotta do that. Have they gotta work? * kinda = kind of She's kinda cute. * lemme = let me Lemme go! * wanna = want to I wanna go home. * wanna = want a I wanna coffee. * whatcha = what are you Whatcha going to do? * whatcha = what have you Whatcha got there? It is probably true to say that these informal contractions are more common in American English than in British English. Also note that the sentences above may be a little artificial because when we use a contraction we may also use other contractions in the same sentence, or even drop some words completely. For example: * I am not going to tell you. * I ain't gonna tell you. or * Do you want a beer? * Do you wanna beer? * D'you wanna beer? * D'ya wanna beer? * Ya wanna beer? * Wanna beer? Be well CR


Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens


 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Want X Wanna  –  Wallace  02/MAI/2004, 11:42 PM
Re: Want X Wanna  –  Kami-Sama  03/MAI/2004, 12:03 AM
Re: Want X Wanna  –  Paulo Almeida  03/MAI/2004, 8:52 AM
 Re: Want X Wanna  –  Nobrega  05/MAI/2004, 11:35 AM
Re: Want X Wanna  –  Evandro  12/MAI/2004, 9:01 PM

Contents of this forum are copy-free.
By S&K