Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

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.

Example:

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.