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Is "intend on" ungrammatical?

I thought that "intend to do something" and "intend on doing something" were synonymous, but I was told by a few people that "intend on" is ungrammatical and is a common mistake, yet I see it being used in novels by authors.
Is it really ungrammatical?

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I agree that 'intend to' is probably more formally correct, while 'intend on' is more colloquial. It might also depend on where the person you ask is from.

I personally think 'intend on' sounds more southern, but I could be wrong. But, if I'm right, a Southerner (or someone raised by Southerners) would probably think it formally correct.

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