## If "want to" be pronounced as wanna, then what about "wanted to" and "wants to" and etc

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If "want to" be pronounced as wanna, then what about "wanted to" and "wants to"?

If "have to" be pronounced as "hafda" and "has to" be pronounced as "hasda", then what about "had to"?

If "need to" be pronounced as "needa", then what about "needed to" and "needs to"?

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How these specific verb phrases are pronounced is going to depend on the accent and dialect of the person pronouncing them.

"Want to" can be pronounced may different ways. "Wanna." "Wunna." "Wanner." "Wunner." "Wanta." The same is true of all of the phrases you're asking about.

All of these people, however, will understand you if you pronounce the words fully and clearly. And you should hopefully be able to understand their slurred, grunted responses by context.

For the record, as a native speaker of mid-Atlantic American English, if talking to a teenager, I'd expect to hear something along the lines of:

"wanted to" = "wanatoo"

"wants to" = "wantsta"

"needed to" = "needed ta"

"needs to" = "needsta"

where the last "a" usually represents a schwa.

It can't always be contracted to wanna, though. – snailplane – 2014-07-30T15:31:33.380

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"want to" = "wanna"
"wants to" = "wantsta"
"wanted to" = "wantedta" or "wannedta"

"have to" = "hafta" or "havta"
"has to" = "hasta" or "hazta"
needsa and neededa sound too much like needs a and needed a – Sam I am says Reinstate Monica – 2014-07-30T22:26:12.220