01. My wife and I are [intending] to visit your country next spring.
02. I'm sorry for deleting the files on your computer. Believe me, it wasn't [intentional].
03. The governor has announced his [intention] to resign before the next election.
04. The guerrillas seem [intent] on capturing the government-held television station.
05. A top military officer is believed to have been the [intended] victim of a bomb which blew up in the capital today.
06. In my experience, I've generally found communication to be a subtle art. Offence is often taken, but rarely [intended].
07. He made the mistake [unintentionally], so please forgive him.
08. I'm sorry I made you upset, but I assure you, I did it [unintentionally].
09. When I was dusting the furniture, I [unintentionally] broke my wife's favorite lamp.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which states that he who covers up his mistakes [intends] to make some more.
11. I saw a bumper sticker once which read, "I [intend] to live forever. So far so good."
12. Despite the tiger's speed and strength, it only succeeds in killing perhaps one in 20 of its [intended] victims.
13. The fall of communism has been described as the sad ending of a political experiment which began with the best of [intentions].
14. Most people who commit suicide mention their [intentions] to someone.
15. In Japan, [intentional] touching between adults in public is uncommon.
16. The government is [intent] on introducing the new law despite public opposition.
17. The children listened [intently] as the old man told the story.
18. The lawyer argued that there was no [intent] to kill the victim.
19. Pandas are sometimes [unintentionally] injured or killed in traps set for other animals, such as black bears.
20. Studies show that approximately 6 million women in the U.S. become pregnant every year, and about half of those pregnancies are [unintended].
21. If you don't [intend] to take regular courses in an English-speaking university, you don't really need to learn how to write a formal essay.
22. In university, students sometimes plagiarize material [unintentionally] because they don't really know how to paraphrase the information properly.
23. Claudius once observed that to do no evil is good, but to [intend] none better.
24. H. Powers once suggested that an animal will always look for a person's [intentions] by looking them right in the eyes.
25. Ian Percy once suggested that we judge others by their behavior but we judge ourselves by our [intentions].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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