make plans (to do something)

To "make plans" means to plan what you're going to do with someone on a certain day and time. This is the meaning of "plans" with an -s at the end. For example:

Do you have plans for this weekend?

The meaning of this is different from "a plan". "A plan" is an idea for how you're going to do something. Here's an example:

Do you have a plan for what you'll do if you get laid off?

Tell what you're going to do using "plans to ___":

We made plans to meet in a Starbucks at 7:30.

Tell when the plans are using "plans for ___":

I don't have any plans for Thursday. Do you?

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