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Hi all,

I have a question about the difference between "decide" and "intend" in terms of meaning and thier usage.
So I'm just wondering what would be more appropriate for the following sentence

"I ________ to finish my thesis next year" I think 'intend' is more appropriate in this case? Is that correct?

Thank for your help in advance!

scw
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Intend is more correct in your sentence.

Decide can be used in the perfect tense...I have decided to finish my thesis next year. The meaning would be that I have decided to delay the completion, or I had previously not known when I wanted to finish.

Decide focuses on the choice, while intend focuses on the future target.

I hope this helps
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Thank you so much for your explanation. Now the difference between the two verbs seems to be clearer to me.. It was very helpful!!!