Is it correct to say in TV shows in the following sentence? We’re gonna give you some real English to talk about travel. English that you would use in everyday life, that you hear in movies, IN TV shows. IN TV shows - is it correct?It was a script from the podcast, I listen to it right now. They said these sentence with "gonna", so maybe in speech it's more acceptable than in writing. The thing that picked up my ear was the us of 'in TV shows' instead of "on TV". I thought at everything should be correct because by this people learn English but the use of 'in TV shows' will make me reconcider my decision to listen to EnglishPod. And one more question.. If I mean be TV shows (UK TV programmes) such programmes as Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Game of Thrones etc. How shoud I refer to them?
Apr 20, 2016 9:54 PM
Answers · 17
Yes. TV Shows (especially in the US) or programmes (UK) but either sounds a little stilted in the sentence, so I would suggest the best answer (for either country) would just be to say "On TV". Also, I think you need an "or" before it instead of just a comma. So it should end: ...hear in movies or on TV "Gonna" is non-standard English and very informal. I guess from your tone that you can probably get away with it but it depends on the context and who you are expecting to read it. If unsure, use "going to" instead.
April 20, 2016
'In TV shows' is OK, but 'on TV shows' sounds more natural, or - in line with the phrase 'in movies' - it's probably most natural to simply say 'on TV'. I agree with @18ck about 'gonna'. When I read your sentence, I didn't really notice the preposition. What struck me most about your sentence was the horrible word 'gonna'. You shouldn't write it if you want people to take you seriously. It looks lazy, sloppy and - to some people's minds - even rude.
April 21, 2016
Calm down, Daniel. We're all learning.
April 21, 2016
I capitalized it because I wanted everybody to see what I am asking about. So, it appears it's all wrong to do it in English. No capitalization any more. I'm sorry!
April 21, 2016
Ha ha! Jessica Messica! Jessica SHMESSICA more like it! " TV shows." I don't know why you capitalized IN.
April 21, 2016
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