to intend / to be intended

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Senior Member
Spanish - Spain
Hello everybody, what's the difference, if any, between these 2 phrases?:

I intend to get married.
I'm intended to get married.

Thank you!!
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    The first means that you are planning to get married, that it is your intention.
    The second I would have put as I'm intended to be married. Which is a pretty old-fashioned way of saying I am engaged (to be married). You do still ~ rarely ~ hear people referring to their fiancé(e) as my intended.
    Hope this helps, Gary.


    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    If you intend to get married, it is your decision. If you are intended to get married there is more the connotation that the decision is not yours, you are a passive party to the marriage. I'm intending to get married also makes the decision yours.


    Senior Member
    How about these below:

    A. She intends to pursue an academic career in law.
    B. She is intended to pursue an academic career in law.
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