"for the purpose" of or to?

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How would you write this sentence:

 

"Maybe I should start blogging again just for the purpose to(?) practice my English."


Is it correct to say "to practice" after "for the purpose? It somehow sounds weird.

 

Thanks in advance.

asked May 17 '12 at 20:26 lilacbox New member

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The correct phrase is "for the purpose of".  The reason 'to practice" sounds weird is that it should be "practicing"

 

"... for the purpose of practicing ..."

link answered May 17 '12 at 22:49 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Can't we say "for practicing"?

sanjayMay 18 '12 at 08:33

Sanjay, I've added a second answer that addresses your question.

Jeff PribylMay 18 '12 at 22:16

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I'll answer Sanjay's comment here.

 

"For practicing" and "for the purpose of" do not combine to become "for the purpose for practicing". Rather, they combine to be "for the purpose of practicing".

 

In other uses, "for practicing" is a perfectly good phrase. "For practicing English, writing a blog is a good idea."

link comment answered May 18 '12 at 22:15 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow
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thank you for the answers =D

link comment answered May 19 '12 at 18:15 lilacbox New member

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