Expressing purpose with ‘to’ and ‘for’


Purpose with toin order to and so as to

Use to , so as to, and in order to to express purpose in the affirmative form.


  • He is looking for a part time job to save some pocket money.

Purpose with for

Purpose can be also expressed by using forFor may be followed by either a noun or a verb + ing.


  • I stopped there for a chat.
  • This mop is for cleaning the floor.

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