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    Intend to/intend on

    Hi!
    I have a problem. Actually, it's not a problem. I'm just curious of that :)
    Every dictionary I searched in says correct form is "intend to [do sth]". Neither of them shows example with a phrase "intend on [doing sth]" or says anything of it. I saw it in a movie ("Life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it"). When I typed this phrase into Google, I found lots of sentences which include "intend on".
    So... Is it correct form or not?


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    Re: Intend to/intend on

    I indend to do

    I intend on doing


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    Re: Intend to/intend on

    Ok, thanks, now my doubts are gone :)


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    Re: Intend to/intend on

    By the way, is there any difference between these:

    I indend on getting a degree in college.
    I am intent on getting a degree in college.

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    Re: Intend to/intend on

    Quote Originally Posted by JustLearningEnglish View Post
    By the way, is there any difference between these:

    I indend on getting a degree in college.
    I am intent on getting a degree in college.
    If you look at the link HERE, you will see that "intend on" is not correct. The verb "to intend" should be followed by the infinitive.

    I intend to get a degree at university (I plan to get a degree)
    I intend to go to the cinema this weekend (I plan to go to the cinema)

    I am intent on getting a degree at university (I am determined to get a degree)
    I am intent on going to the cinema this weekend (I am determined to go to the cinema)

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    Re: Intend to/intend on

    emsr2d2 is absolutely correct. (I am a native English speaker and author.)

    Ah, whoops, he's a teacher! I hadn't noticed. :)


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    Re: Intend to/intend on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you look at the link HERE, you will see that "intend on" is not correct. The verb "to intend" should be followed by the infinitive.
    Then how come Chicchick included "I intend on doing" in his advice? Was it a reference to something else? I'm lost now...
    Thanks.

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