I’m getting

*When combining the words *’I am’* and ‘getting’ you are telling someone ‘you’ are gaining possession, being affected by or have plans to seek out and obtain a particular thing.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting better.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting ready for bed.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting a tooth ache.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting a cold.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting married.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting tired.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting good at reading.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting a new car.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting a job.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m getting a puppy.”

I’m trying + (verb)

‘I am trying’ informs someone that you are attempting to accomplish something using bodily, mental, or spiritual strength.

โ˜‘ By adding a verb to ‘I’m trying’ you are pointing out exactly what it is you are attempting to do.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to get a job.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to call my family.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to enjoy my dinner.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to educate myself.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to explain myself.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying new food.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to eat healthy.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m trying to understand.”

โ˜‘ You may also hear the word ‘trying’ used to express a way someone is feeling. In this manner, it expresses strain or distress.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “Learning new things can be trying on you.”
๐Ÿ”… “That marathon was very trying on me.”

I’m gonna + (verb)

The word ‘gonna’ is incorrect grammatically. The equivalent in proper grammar would be ‘going to.’

โ˜‘ When using the word ‘gonna’ you are telling someone what you are planning to do at that moment or in the near future.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna have some coffee.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna go to work.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna eat some cake.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna send out my resume.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna run a marathon.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna ask her out for dinner.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna stop smoking.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna help my friends.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna take swim lessons.”
๐Ÿ”… “I’m gonna read a book.”

I have + (noun)

โ˜‘ By using the words ‘I have’ you are informing someone of something you have possession of or have acquired.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I have a cat.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have a nice car.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have a house.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have a computer.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have a headache.”

โ˜‘ You may hear the words ‘cannot’ and ‘won’t’ used with ‘I have.’ By adding these you can express what you will not put up with or allow.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I cannot have that behavior in my house.”
๐Ÿ”… “I cannot have you over tonight.”
๐Ÿ”… “I won’t have anything to do with that.”
๐Ÿ”… “I won’t have it any other way.”

I have + (past participle)

โ˜‘ Again, ‘I have’ shows possession or something acquired. By adding a past participle you are informing someone of a past or completed action done by you.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I have done it.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have heard that before.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have driven a car.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have forgotten the words.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have read that book.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have eaten at that restaurant before.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have flown in an airplane.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have forgiven you.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have seen you before.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have written a letter.”

I used to + (verb)

โ˜‘ ‘Used to’ expresses something that was done in the past, and is not usually done now.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I used to develop websites.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to jog every day.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to paint.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to smoke.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to work from home.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to live in California.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to go to the beach every day.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to sing in a choir.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to like vegetables.”
๐Ÿ”… “I used to start work at 6 o’clock.”

I have to + (verb)

โ˜‘ The words ‘have to’ describe something that needs to take place soon. It expresses certainty, necessity, or obligation.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I have to switch schools.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have to use the telephone.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have to go to the bathroom.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have to leave.”
๐Ÿ”… “I have to unpack my bags.”

โ˜‘ You can also add the word ‘don’t’ to suggest that someone is not required to do something.

๐Ÿ”… “I don’t have to switch schools.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t have to use the telephone.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t have to go to the bathroom.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t have to leave.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t have to unpack my bags.”

I wanna + (verb)

โ˜‘ The word ‘wanna’ is incorrect grammatically. It is equivalent to ‘want to.’ When combined with the word ‘I’ it helps communicate something you want to do.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I wanna talk.”
๐Ÿ”… “I wanna search for a job.”
๐Ÿ”… “I wanna order some food.”
๐Ÿ”… “I wanna marry her.”
๐Ÿ”… “I wanna listen to that song.”

โ˜‘ By adding the word ‘don’t’ you can change the meaning of what you are saying to something you ‘want’ to do to something you ‘do not’ want to do.

Here are some examples:

๐Ÿ”… “I don’t wanna talk.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t wanna search for a job.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t wanna marry her.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t wanna listen to that song.”
๐Ÿ”… “I don’t wanna order some food.”