29 Mar 2012

Infinitive of Purpose

As I pointed out in class, a common mistake you often make when speaking and writing in English is using the infinitive of purpose in a wrong way, that is to say, trying to use 'for' instead of a 'to-infinitive' when you want to express purpose.

       -  He's looking for a part time job to save some money.
       -  She wakes up early to be on time for work.
       - They exercise regularly not to get fat.

So, here you have some exercises to practise the use of purpose in English.
Joke, Explanation and Exercises
Multiple Choice
Paraphrasing Activity

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