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.
We are looking to emerging markets to provide us opportunities to grow.
We turned to the endowment to fund the project.
We disbanded the national policy-making body in order to take control ourselves.
We are squelching personal empowerment in order to maximize productivity.
The infinitive of purpose is a verb used to indicate the reason for the action taken.