Reply to "I intend to or I am intending to?"

Gustavo, Contributor posted:

I haven't washed the dishes yet, but i 'm going to

Yes, Adam619, that works. Notice that "am going to" is not the progressive form of the verb "go" as in I'm going to the park but expresses future (the main verb "wash" has been elided):

- I haven't washed the dishes yet, but i 'm going to wash them soon.

The future is possible and is semantically consistent with "intend to." If the person says "I intend to," he/she means he/she has decided to do the washing some time in the near future.

Thank you very much sir for this clear explanation

This was very helpful

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