"for the purpose" of or to?
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.
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|
Both are correct and can be used but in a different sense. " to the purpose of " is similar to the meaning of " to the advantage of " or "in the interests of".It is used in the meaning of benefitting someone or something. On the other hand, "for the purpose of " is in the meaning of "for" or for the sake of ".Here purpose is used in the meaning of intention.Example sentence 1.His positive attitude towards life works to the purpose of this organization.2.For the purpose of phenomenal success in his career,Sourav is working day and night.
|link comment||answered Oct 27 '15 at 09:42 Prakash Chandra Patel New member|
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