January 12, 2016
To intend is to plan to do something. This word has a slightly formal feel to it, but you can use it for most situations in which you describe future activity. (Notice that "intend" is usually followed by a gerund or an infinitive.)
- What do you intend on doing once you complete your education?
- What does he intend on doing with his life?
- How do you intend on paying for your new car?
- Whom do they intend on hiring to fill the position?
- Katie and Richard intend on getting married in the fall.
- Investigators intend to find out who committed the crime.
- The family intends to move into the new house this weekend.
She intends on becoming a scientist when she finishes school.
The word "intention" is a noun.
- What are your intentions regarding this piece of property? (What are you going to do with it?)
- The man's evil intentions were not clear to anyone until it was too late.
- Teachers have very good intentions, but sometimes they offer too much help.
- It was a well-intentioned effort, but it just made matters worse.
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