the usage of intend

Hello everyone,

What I intend to ask is that if the usage of ‘intend’ in my sentences are correct?

  1. What was intended by somebody is…

  2. What I was intended (for/to?)is…

  3. What was I intended (for/to?) is…

I’m somewhat comfused by ‘be intended (for)’ and ‘Pronoun+intend+to’, please tell me what’s the difference between them if any. Thanks in advance.

Infinity, I don’t know, but I would say,

" What I had intended, was to "

" What I intended was, to " or, better still,

" My intention was to,"

Please take note of the comma.

Hey Kitosdad,

Could you please clarify the usage of the commas in your sentences?

Thanks

How is it different from – “I was intent at …ing”?

For example –

  1. I was intent at becoming strongest of them all.

  2. My intention was to become strongest of them all.

  3. What I intended was to become strongest of them all.

Hello again SkiIucK, the commas would be used to signify a pause in the conversation, and for added emphasis on what was to be said next.

Intonation can only be simulated in text by commas, question and exclamation marks.

I am not a teacher, but that is my interpretation in the use of commas.

" I was going to say that, but he said it first."

" I was going to say that, but, he said it first."

Gray, All give the same meaning, but the comma does alter the “mood” of the sentence.

  1. I was intent at becoming strongest of them all.

  2. My intention was,… to become strongest of them all.

  3. What I intended,… was to become strongest of them all.


The usage of commas is a complicated issue. They may either serve a syntactic purpose or represent a physical pause in speaking. Using a comma just for a pause is in most cases not allowed as a motivation on its own, without syntax’ dictating its placement at the same spot. But in some cases it is.
However, much of it is idiom. It is too much to explain in a few lines, perhaps those interested could look it up in a dictionary. Even so, opinions may diverge on some commas.