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    Pupitra Guest

    Default Intend

    Hi,

    Can I use the word 'intend' instead of 'going to' ?

    ie: Can I say ' I do not intend to email her often when I travel?'

    Thanks a lot

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: Intend

    Hello Pupitra, welcome to UE!

    Yes, you can use "to intend to do something" when you wish to emphasise the fact that you have decided upon a particular course of action:

    1. I am going to watch Brazil play Croatia tonight.

    this tells us what you have decided to do.

    2. I intend to watch Brazil play Croatia tonight.

    this emphasises what you have decided to do.

    MrP

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