Stating a Purpose
Infinitive of Purpose
When a verb is used to express the idea that an action is taken in order to do something else. Use the infinitive form to express a purpose. The alternate form 'in order to' can also be used in formal situations.
In order to compete for consumers it is imperative that bank lending rates be competitive.
We are offering debit cards in our bank to attract more customers.
I sent my portfolio with my resume to have a better chance of getting the job.
We are developing this portfolio to showcase our creative talents.
The infinitive of purpose is a verb used to indicate the reason for the action taken.