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    This paragraph is taken out from a newspaper

    "Abbott had infuriated and weakened his leader by his public pleading for Costello to save the party. Nelson had decided to take the risky step of dumping Abbott from the front bench. For every liberal who can't stand Tony Abbott, another adores him. It appears Nelson intended to also chop Ronaldson, Ciobo and others."

    Since this is a News so the main tense would be past tense, my question is with the last sentence, should it be "It appears Nelson has intended to also chop Ronaldson, Ciobo ans others."

    If the original sentence is right, appears is a VERB, then what part of speech does "intended to" belong to? could it be past participle?

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    Re: intended to

    "Abbott had infuriated and weakened his leader by his public pleading for Costello to save the party. Nelson had decided to take the risky step of dumping Abbott from the front bench. For every liberal who can't stand Tony Abbott, another adores him. It appears (that) Nelson (had) intended to also chop Ronaldson, Ciobo and others." (when he dumped Abbot)

    If the original sentence is right, appears is a VERB, then what part of speech does "intended to" belong to? could it be past participle?

    It appears (that) Nelson intended / to chop Ronaldson, Ciobo and others."

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