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Lesson 1A. To do List




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The Infinitive of Purpose

1) To talk about the purpose of something, we use a for + -ing construction:

- These double-strength paracetamols are good for getting rid of headaches.
- Are they suitable for backache too?
- What are these two knives used for?
- This one is for cutting bread and that one is just for slicing meat.


2) giving reasons and explaining behaviour

Note that the same constructions, for + noun and for + -ing, are used with thank, apologise and be / feel sorry: With be / feel sorry a to + infinitive structure is also possible.

Thanks for the lift. Thank you for driving me home.
I’m sorry to have taken so long with this report.
I’m sorry for taking so long with this report.

3) Infinitive of purpose

We use the to-infinitive:

• to express purpose (to answer "Why...?"):

He bought some flowers to give to his wife.
He locked the door to keep everyone out.

We sometimes say in order to or in order not to:

We set off early in order to avoid the traffic.
They spoke quietly in order not to wake the children

… or we can say so as to or so as not to:

We set off early so as to avoid the traffic.
They spoke quietly so as not to wake the children.

Examples:
To get a better job I decided to take a computer course.
In order to get a better job I decided to take a computer course.
I left home early in order not to be late for the appointment.
I left the house early so as not be late for the job interview



Hi there!
Welcome to the first lesson!


What's a to do list?

Do you use any often?

On what occasions?













Answers the question: What is it used (good/bad) for?





Thank, apologise, be/feel sorry






Answer the question why you do things.
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