plan on vs plan to


What is the difference betwen plan on vs plan to?

Are both the same?

plan on plant to asked Jun 27 '13 at 17:16 gabriel madrigal New member

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No, they are not the same.


To plan on is idiomatic and means to assume, expect, anticipate, as in "the organizers planned on a large crowd attending the event."


But to plan (followed by a verb) usually means to make plans, as in "I planned to go to the wedding".


Then you can also have the verb  plan followed by a noun,  meaning arrange or design, as in "he planned the downfall of the government".

link comment edited Jun 28 '13 at 11:13 Michael Cranfield Expert

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