The ‘to infinitive’ is formed with to + base verb.
For example: to swim
You can use a ‘to infinitive’ to express the purpose of an action (why you do something). Look at the two examples below.
The meaning of the two sentences is the same. However, sentence 2, which contains an infinitive of purpose, is much more concise (short and easy to understand).
This is a fairly easy piece of complex language to use correctly. If you use infinitives of purpose in your writing or speaking it shows you understand and can use this type of complex language and this will improve your grammar band score.
|1.||I went to the coffee shop because I wanted to meet my best friend.|
|I went to the coffee shop my best friend.|
|2.||I often travel by public transport. I want to save money.|
|I often travel by public transport money.|
|3.||I’m studying at university. I want to be a pharmacist.|
|I’m studying at university a pharmacist.|
|4.||I called my uncle because I needed to find out what time he would arrive.|
|I called my uncle what time he would arrive.|
|5.||I stayed late at the office. I had to finish the project.|
|I stayed late at the office the project.|
|6.||I bought a new sofa for putting in the living room.|
|I bought a new sofa in the living room.|
|7.||I have been working extra hours because I need to earn more money.|
|I have been working extra hours more money.|
|8.||I’m learning another language so I have a better chance of promotion at work.|
|I’m learning another language a better chance of promotion at work.|
|9.||He does a lot of exercise. He wants to become healthier.|
|He does a lot of exercise healthier.|
|10.||We are organizing a big surprise party. We want to celebrate his fortieth birthday.|
|We are organizing a big surprise party his fortieth birthday.|
|11.||I started running a course for helping new mothers look after their babies.|
|I started running a course new mothers look after their babies.|
|12.||I usually go to the supermarket so I can buy everything I need in one place.|
|I usually go to the supermarket everything I need in one place.|
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