have a plan to ... / have plan to ...

New McCormick Woods managers have plan to get more people on the links
kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/ … to-get-on/

Mavs have plan to get him up to game speed
mavsblog.dallasnews.com/archives … vs-ha.html

Do you normally say “I have a plan to…” or “I have plan to…”?
Thank you.

You can’t say “I have plan to”. It needs an article.

Those examples you sent are from the media - it’s common in headlines such as newspapers to miss out words such as articles for impact.

You wouldn’t do that though if you were writing normally or speaking.

Thank you.

Hi Justin,


If you do not put an article before the noun it means you are pertaining to many.


I have plans to…= Many plans…

If you are pertaning to only one plan you should add an article.


I have a plan to …

In addition, news writers have minimal space to write their news stories and I think that is the reason why they need to omit some words.


Please correct me if I am wrong :wink:

Actually, AmE speakers normally use ‘plans’ even when it is just one plan:

Do you have plans for this weekend?
Yes, I have plans to finish painting my house.

Ah really? I did not know that. Thank you so much Mentor :wink: