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    "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Hello.

    I know that the verb "to think" and "to consider" can be used in the progressive to talk about something you are going to do. But do you use "intend" in the same way? For example "He is considering buying a new house." Or "He is thinking of buying a new house." But would a native speaker say "He is intending to buy a new house" or is it one of the verbs that is not used in the progressive?

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    It's possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    It works but the simple present would work best.

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    It works but the simple present would work best.
    The continuous looks more natural to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's possible.
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    In this context it's wrong but I don't understand why. I will update my post let me find the book's title.

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's possible.
    In this context it's wrong but I don't understand why. "Advanced Learner's Grammar" by Mark Foley.
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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    You can say:

    I intend to buy a house.

    Is that what you're asking about?

    (I would probably say, "I plan to buy a house.")
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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You can say:

    I intend to buy a house.

    Is that what you're asking about?

    (I would probably say, "I plan to buy a house.")
    Yes, but why the book says the progressive is wrong. I don't understand.

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Yes, but why does the book says say the progressive is wrong? I don't understand.
    Rachel, I'm sure you've been here long enough to know how to construct a question properly.

    I find "I'm intending to buy a house" perfectly natural in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Indend" "Is intending" to talk about plans

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Rachel, I'm sure you've been here long enough to know how to construct a question properly.

    I find "I'm intending to buy a house" perfectly natural in BrE.
    "He bought a van and is intending to take s sledgehammer to it" is wrong. This is what I don't understand.

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