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American English Reduction "gimme"

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn "gimme" an American English reduction.
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Reductions: "gimme"

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • gimme = give + me
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Please gimme the book.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Please give me the book.
Examples: "gimme" (reading and reductions)
  • Gimme a good reason to invite you to the party.
  • (Meaning: Give me a good reason to invite you to the party.)
  • Gimme more of the fried potatoes.
  • (Meaning: Give me more of the friend potatoes.)
  • Gimme a lot of the sauce.
  • (Meaning: Give me a lot of the sauce.)
  • Gimme your thoughts about my new girlfriend.
  • (Meaning: Tell me what you think about my new girlfriend.)
  • Gimme your love.
  • (Meaning: Give me your love.)
From YOUR Teacher: Gimme

This reduction is used a lot especially with kids in America.

Gimme the football.
Can you gimme something to eat now?
Video: Britney Spears - Gimme More
Britney Spears - Gimme More - Another song and video from Britney Spears. This time she is using the English language reduction "gimme" a lot in this song. See if you can count the total number of times she says "gimme" in this four minute song. Use a dictionary to look up words you do not understand.
 
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as whatsiz and whatser are not real words in English.
  • You need to use reductions in order to sound more natural.
  • You need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers.
  • Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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