January 26, 2016
A person organizes a plan for a future event. People make plans for many kinds of activities: travel, shopping, weddings, instruction, construction, etcetera.
- There are plans for a new shopping center in our city.
- Our friends are making plans for a trip to Mexico.
- Do you have any plans for this weekend?
- I don't have any plans.
- Here's the plan: After work on Friday everyone is meeting at the pub for happy hour. (happy hour = discounted food and drinks in the afternoon)
- The new CEO has a plan for turning around the company.
- He's got a plan.
- The teacher makes out lesson plans for teaching her classes.
- The state is scraping plans for a new office building. (scrap = terminate; end; decide against)
- We're dropping our plans to build a house. Instead, we're going to buy an existing house.
- He's looking over some plans.
He's looking over some plans.
The word "plan" is often used as a verb:
- What do you plan to do this weekend?
- Are you planning to do anything?
- We planned on going to the lake, but bad weather forced us to stay home.
- The city is planning a construction project.
- Berenice and Rogelio had been planning on getting married, but then something suddenly ended their relationship.
- Travel arrangements are often planned weeks and months in advance.
Now try this quiz:
The answers are below.
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Answers: 1. plan; 2. plans; 3. plan; 4. planning; 5. plans