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    Default I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    Hola,
    quisiera saber cual es la forma correcta.

    I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    saludos

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    The correct English is:

    I want to go to the theatre.
    Wanna is unacceptable slang.

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    "Wanna" is not a word. It is just a quick way of saying "want to" You'll see "wanna" mostly on titles to songs and movies.

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    Yeah.
    Wanna is "want to" as gonna is "going to"
    It's not slang, just contractions in everyday speaking.

    So, answering your question, the formal way of saying it is I want to go to the theatre and the informal/everyday language way is I wanna go to the theatre

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    Sweetcamy - While there are many contractions in English, "wanna" is not one of them. "Wanna" is a movement in the language toward a dialect. For example, in the American south one will hear the term “y’all” when the speaker meant to say “you all” or all of you – not in the sense of your head and toes and elbows (the various parts of you) but in the sense of the assembled company.

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    Well, when they taught me English they said that wanna was the contraction of want and to. Maybe contraction is not the appropriate word, but what I wanted to say is that implies more than one word. Just that.

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetcamy
    Well, when they taught me English they said that wanna was the contraction of want and to. Maybe contraction is not the appropriate word, but what I wanted to say is that implies more than one word. Just that.
    It's not quite a formal contraction. As someone said previously, it's more of a dialect thing.

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    OK. I was just saying that it was the 2 words together, and I also said that contraction maybe wasn't the correct word to call it either.
    Regards.

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    No problem.

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    Default Re: I wanna go to the theatre or I wanna go to theatre

    wow, Thanks a lot everyone, very useful comments. Happy New Year and all good wishes for 2009!

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