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    What had you intended to do?

    "What had you intended to do?" (It was a topic about travelling first two questions were 1) where did you go? 2) were you alone or in a group and what did you do?)

    Is this sentence correct? If yes, then what it means?

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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    Not really- the question implies that the people had originally had other plans which they didn't carry out.

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    Re: What had you intended to do?

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    If yes, then what it means does it mean?


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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Not really- the question implies that the people had originally had other plans which they didn't carry out.
    The correct version would be "What were you intented to do?" Am I correct?

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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Sorry, we have to omit "does, did" when the question is a part of a bigger sentence this is what I read so that's why I did this.
    Last edited by tufguy; 29-Aug-2016 at 11:57.

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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    You have to omit the auxiliary in 'Please tell me what it means' but not in your sentence.
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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The correct version would be "What were you intented to do?" Am I correct?
    No- the grammatically correct versions of your question would be What did you intend to do/What were you intending to do, but intend does not fit your suggested context where they actually went there.

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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "What had you intended to do?" (It was a topic about travelling first two questions were 1) where did you go? 2) were you alone or in a group and what did you do?)
    Having read the red part above, I think 'intend' is supposed to be used in the third question rather than being used in a sentence in place of the first two questions.
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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    I assumed the same thing, Matthew, which is why intend doesn't work for me as the person has clarified that they went. Intend would work if they didn't go somewhere, but the first questions assumes that they went somewhere. The jump to asking about plans that didn't go through doesn't follow on from those questions.

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    Re: What had you intended to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "What had you intended to do?"
    I take it to mean 'What had you intended to do in the place where you went?', which seems consistent with the first two questions.
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