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!

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