I have two options to spend the coming summer, one would be to find a internship job and the other one would be to just relax and maybe try to do one of my projects that I have been telling you about lately. Honestly, I am ___ to/for taking a break and start a project or two - I feel that I need it.

The word I'm looking for is similar in the sense to "leaning" or "biased", but both of these words can't be used here.

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    What do you mean, they can't be used here?
    – user545424
    Apr 19, 2012 at 0:52
  • @user545424: I mean I think that they wouldn't be the best words to use in this context Apr 19, 2012 at 0:56
  • @RoronoaZoro, do you mean it's not formal enough?
    – Bidella
    Apr 19, 2012 at 0:58
  • @Bidella, not really. I meant that a typical English speaker wouldn't use either of them. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:04
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    @RoronoaZoro, actually, they would. It's something pretty common to say.
    – Bidella
    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:05

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I agree with the others, there's nothing wrong with leaning.

If you wanted a stronger word, you might consider one of these:

I am yearning for a break.
I am desperate for a break.

You could also say:

I am ready for a break.
I'd prefer to take a break.

Or even (more informally):

I am more than ready for a break.


"Honestly, I am leaning towards taking a break." is what I would say.


@user545424 is absolutely right. That's an option which is quite common among English speakers.

If you're not satisfied, you could try:

I am favouring taking a break.
I am inclined towards taking a break.

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    I would change your second to, "I am inclined to take a break," in my own usage.
    – zpletan
    Apr 19, 2012 at 3:14

Sounds to me like you need to say something like this:

Honestly, I intend to take a break this summer, and work on a few projects that need my time.

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    That's not imperative.
    – Daniel
    Apr 19, 2012 at 11:18
  • oops... ammended.
    – pbr
    Apr 20, 2012 at 3:32

I am predisposed to option-a.


Its a bit elitist but you could use

Honestly, I am minded to take a break and start a project or two


Following the same semi/ non-formal style and in the given context, like should be a nice option:

I am more like taking a break ...


I would really like to take a break ...

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