An intent, or an intention, is a goal, a reason, or a purpose for doing something. And when you say or write something, then your intent is your meaning: the idea that you're trying to express. In other words, your intent is what you're saying or what you're trying to do. We can explore these nouns later. For now, let's focus on the adjective, "intent," and the adverb, "intently."
When you're intent on an activity, or when you're intent on doing something, you are very focused on doing it. You're serious about it, and you're eager to do it.
For example, this kid is intent on studying the plants inside the terrarium. He's looking intently at the plants.
These words, "intent" and "intently," belong to a family of closely related words, like "intense," "intensive," "intensity," and "intensify." They all describe how things are deep, strong, serious, or extreme. We can explore those words later, too.
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very eager and dedicated, or paying very close attention
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!
(Source) Write a sentence with the word INTENT or INTENTLY:
Remember: to be intent on something is to put all your focus and attention on it. And when you watch or listen intently, you watch or listen very closely and carefully.
Idea 1: "It may be difficult, and it may take a lot of hard work, but I'm intent on (doing something) (by a certain time)."
Idea 2: "I (watched or listened) intently as (someone) (did something very cool or exciting)."
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