Intent

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LampPro Tip 1/3
Action MotivePlay
Reflect on the deeper motive or goal behind someone's actions when using 'intent'. SlideEven though he broke the vase, his intent was to help clean.
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Not Always GoodPlay
'Intent' can imply good or bad motives; context reveals its nature. SlideHer intent to cheat during the exam was clear.
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Future ActionsPlay
Use 'intent' when talking about plans or actions someone is considering. SlideHis intent is to start his own business next year.