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    Lightbulb Decide to vs decide on

    Can someone clarify the difference between the usage of the two idioms: "decide to" and "decide on"?
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    Re: Decide to vs decide on

    They are not idioms. I could, for example, decide to go to Sindh province on holiday. I might discuss with my wife whether to go to Sindh or Punjab, eventually we might decide on Sindh.

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    Re: Decide to vs decide on

    Decide on plus a noun or gerund. (e.g. 'we were looking at paint and decided on pink for the bedroom')
    Decide to plus verb in infinitive. (e.g. the musicians decided to form a group)

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    Re: Decide to vs decide on

    Decide on has a meaning similar to choose/select.

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