Common mistake gonna (going to)

Common Grammar Mistakes: Gonna (Going To)

One of the most common grammar mistakes that people make is using the word 'gonna' instead of 'going to'. While 'gonna' is commonly used in informal speech, it is considered incorrect in formal writing and should be avoided in professional or academic settings.

Why 'Gonna' is Informal

The word 'gonna' is a contraction of 'going to'. It is commonly used in spoken English, particularly in casual conversations or colloquial speech. However, it is not appropriate to use 'gonna' in formal writing. Instead, it is recommended to use the full phrase 'going to'.

For example:

  • Informal: I'm gonna go to the store later.
  • Formal: I'm going to go to the store later.

As you can see in the example, the use of 'gonna' is replaced with 'going to' to maintain proper grammatical structure.

Using 'Gonna' in Informal Contexts

While 'gonna' should be avoided in formal contexts, it is widely accepted and commonly used in informal situations. For example, in casual conversations with friends or family, using 'gonna' is acceptable and often preferred.

However, it is important to be aware of the appropriate language for different contexts and adjust accordingly. To maintain a professional tone in writing, it is best to use the complete phrase 'going to'.

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gonna (going to) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Are u gonna ignore me?

    Are you going to|Will you ignore me?

  • Incorrect:
    And now u gonna ignore me.

    And now you're going to|you are going to|you will ignore me.

  • Incorrect:
    Gonna be there.

    Going to be there.

  • Incorrect:
    I'm gonna let you finish.

    I'm going to let you finish.

  • Correct:
    They call me Gonna.
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