This really isn't a homework question, but a curiosity prompted by being marked off for a gramatical error. I am going to go to the store. I'm gonna go to the store. Both are accepted in conversational English, but in the 2nd one, I'm is a proper contraction for I am, but gonna, although commonly accepted in conversation, is not a proper contraction for going to. Every year, it makes big news when Webster's Dictionary adds words. But who appointed them overseers of the English Language? And if there are no overseers, then whose to say that gonna is not correct? Also, American English came from England English. At what point did someone say that colour would now be color? And who had the authority to make this change? Is it just that the American masses started spelling it this way, and if the masses do it, that makes it correct? If so, gonna should also be correct. Or should color just be considered a common misspelling for colour?