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TOEFL Structure Part 11: Purpose Infinitives


Problem 11 Purpose--Infinitives
Remember that an infinitive can express purpose. It is a short form of in order to

S
V
C
Infinitive (purpose)

Laura
She
jogs
takes
vitamins
to stay
to feel
fit
better

Avoid expressing purpose without the word to in the infinitive. Avoid using for instead of to.

INCORRECT : Wear several layers of clothing for keep warm.
CORRECT : Wear several layers of clothing to k e e ~warm.

INCORRECT : David has studied hard the succeed.
CORRECT : David has studied hard to succeed.

INCORRECT : Don't move your feet when you swing for play golf well.
CORRECT : Don't move your feet when you swing to play golf well.

INCORRECT : Virginia always boils the water twice make tea.
CORRECT : Virginia always boils the water twice to make tea.

INCORRECT : Wait until June plant those bulbs.
CORRECT : Wait until June to plant those bulbs.

Exercises
Part A: Choose the correct answer.

In the Monill Act, Congress granted federal lands to the states ________ agricultural and mechanical arts colleges.
(A) for establish
(B) to establish
(C) establish
(D) establishment

Part B: Choose the incorrect word or phrase and correct it.

Papyrus was used for to make not only paper but also sails, baskets, and clothing.
(A) (B) (C) (D)

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