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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Informal Contraction of going to: We're gonna win today.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Eye dialect spelling of going to: used to express a future action.


Written form of a reduction of "going to" (Wiktionary)



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  • Hardly Jamaican patois: Standard English rather. Everyone normally says some reduced form conventionally written 'gonna'.

    June 9, 2009

  • Because 'going to' sounds a bit Chinese.

    June 9, 2009