Catch Word #173 – Gonna, lotta, kinda

Have you ever wondered what on earth the Culips hosts mean when they say gonna, lotta, or kinda? Join Andrew and Morag as they explain these common contractions.

Fun facts

Depending on the dictionary or grammar website that you consult, you may see a hold written as one word (ahold) or two words (a hold). The one-word version (ahold) is usually not recommended in formal writing, but is becoming more and more common in dialogue or informal writing.

Expressions included in the Study Guide

  • Gonna/going to
  • A lotta/a lot of
  • A kinda/a kind of
  • A garage sale
  • To get into something

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