Jen’s English Tip’s – Talking about things you have done and you want to do
Things you have done and you want to do
I have + (past participle)
This structure is used to talk about things that you have done in the past.
Iíve done it.
Iíve tried parasailing.
I have visited Australia.
She has acted in a film.
Iíve watched that film.
Sheís written several books.
Iíve written twelve letters since morning.
Iíve been to this place before.
Iíve seen him before.
Talking about things you want to do
I want to (wanna) + (verb)
The structure wanna is the conversational equivalent of want to. The structure I wanna can be used to talk about things you want to do.
I wanna talk to you. I want to talk to you.)
I wanna find a job. I want to find a job.)
I wanna marry you. I want to marry you.)
I wanna try this food. I want to try this food.)
The structure Ďdonít wannaí is used to talk about things that you donít want to do.
I donít wanna accept this job. I donít want to accept this job.)
I donít wanna marry you. I donít want to marry you.)
I donít wanna meet him. I donít want to meet him.)
Talking about things you have to do
I got to (gotta) + (verb)
The word gotta is the conversational equivalent of got to. In conversation I gotta is often used instead of I have got to.
I gotta get up early tomorrow. I have got to get up early tomorrow.)
I gotta win her trust. I have got to win her trust.)
I gotta get my car repaired. I have got to get my car repaired.)
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