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.
I determined what our mutual interests were in order to exploit you more fully.
We developed this system of monitoring and oversight to make our employees paranoid and jumpy.
We are looking to emerging markets to provide us opportunities to grow.
We turned to the endowment to fund the project.
The infinitive of purpose is a verb used to indicate the reason for the action taken.