The UVic Writer's Guide

Plan on / Plan to

Plan to is the more acceptable form:

"I plan to see The Phantom Of The Opera when Hell freezes over."

Plan on is followed by a participle:

"I plan on seeing Phantom as soon as possible"

It is thus slightly wordier than "plan to," which is formed with an infinitive.

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