hello , this is a nice collected lesson 7 Informal Contractions WANNA know what GONNA means? LEMME show you. Have you seen words like "gonna" or "wanna" and wondered what they mean? Perhaps you have looked in a dictionary and been unable to find them. That's because these words are "informal contractions" or short forms of other words that people use when speaking informally. They are not exactly slang, but they are a little like slang. In fact, if you look in a good (big) dictionary, you will usually find them. Here are the 7 most common informal contractions, with example sentences: 1. GIMME = give me Gimme your money. Don't gimme that rubbish. Can you gimme a hand? 2. GONNA = going to Nothing's gonna change my love for you. I'm not gonna tell you. What are you gonna do? 3a. GOTTA = (have) got a I've gotta gun. I gotta gun. She hasn't gotta penny Have you gotta car? 3b. GOTTA = (have) got to I've gotta go now. I gotta go now. We haven't gotta do that. Have they gotta work?