#EngTrivia: Gotta and Gonna

Good evening, fellas! How are you doing?

For the last couple of weeks, we saw one of the most iconic games in the 90’s return with a smash. Can you guess what it is?

It’s Pokemon!



As a young English learner, I was particularly interested with the ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All!’ part, and that is what we’re going to discuss.

I was referring to ‘gotta’, which will be the topic of today’s #EngTrivia, as well as ‘gonna’. Could you help telling the difference?

Miftahur Rohmah ‏@Krisan_Dalisha  18 Jul

@englishtips4u “gotta = got to”, however “gonna = going to”.


Both ‘gotta’ and ‘gonna’ are slang words, and should be used in informal conversation only. #EngTrivia

‘Gotta’ is short of ‘got to’ and ‘gonna’ is short of ‘going to’ so the verb following them should be infinitive verb (verb 1). #EngTrivia

Furthermore, as ‘gonna’ is composed of ‘going to’, it will always need ‘to be’. #EngTrivia

Now, would you give some examples, fellas? #EngTrivia


atul ‏@lailatulfits  18 JulPakis, Indonesia

@EnglishTips4U I’m gonna do it later


E.g.: I gotta go shopping. I’m gonna go shopping. #EngTrivia


All right, fellas, today’s #EngTrivia is a wrap! Thank you for joining. You can always check our past sessions at www.englishtips4u.com. If you have any suggestion or any English related questions, just tweet us!

Good night, fellas!


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 18 July, 2016.

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