A man said me we should contact to A.
And I thought does he want to contact with A by himself? So I asked :

Will you contact with him?

I didn't want to say 'So can you contact?' I just want to say 'So you will gonna contact?'.

I mean... I didn't request him to contact A. Just I wanted to know whether he wanted to contact to A by himself or wanted me contacting to A.

I think 'will you' is not appropriate to use in this case. But also I think 'gonna' is not polite.

So in this case, what word should I use?

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    Note that contact is a transitive verb: we say contact [somebody], not contact with [somebody] or contact to [somebody]. May 25, 2017 at 14:27
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    "So are you going to contact him, or do you want me to?" May 25, 2017 at 14:29
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    Welcome to ELL - I've edited your question for you and deleted the other post. The mobile app is a little different, but it should have the same basic functionality as the web site, including being able to delete your posts. I don't have it installed though, so maybe someone else could help you find it.
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    May 25, 2017 at 14:36

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There are many ways you might express this:

Will you contact him, or shall I?
Are you going to contact him, or do you want me to?
Do you want to contact him, or should I?
Which of us should contact him, you or me? —but purists would insist on I rather than me
Who's going to contact him, you or me?

and so forth. There's nothing "impolite" about the BE going to construction, but the use of eye-dialect spellings like gonna suggests, either literally or ironically, substandard usage.

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