Do you have PLANS or A PLAN? Confusing English

“Do you have any plans for the weekend?” is a very common question in North American. It is something that you’re very likely to hear on Friday. “Plan” is always used in the plural (“plans”), and this expression means
“What are you going to do this weekend?”

“Do you have a plan?” is used when you have a specific goal in mind, it is never used to just ask about what someone is going to do during a certain time.
A: I am going to start a business.
B: What is your plan?
A: I will open a restaurant that sells the world’s best hamburgers.

Wrong: Do you have a plan for tonight?
Right: Do you have any plans for tonight.
Wrong: Do you have any plan for the weekend?
Right: Do you have any plans for the weekend?
…are you planning.. 
“What are you planning to do this weekend?” has the same meaning as “Do you have any plans for the weekend?” 

“Do you have any plans for the weekend? Do you want to see a movie with me?” 

 

 

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