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Do people use 'diary conjugation' in speech?

February 2016

I'm working through the TalkToMeInKorean Iyagi series. I notice that sometimes the verbs can be conjugated with '다' and I always had thought this to be only for writing.

Sorry for the long example but this is the most recent one I have come across and it's beginning to bug me that I don't understand why:

그리고 그 이야기의 상당히 많은 부분은 이 나라를 바꾸겠다.

In this case I read "바꾸겠다" as being the future tense of 'to change' with a plain conjugation. I would have expected an 어 or 어요 instead.

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