Look at these examples to see how we use infinitives of purpose.
He went to the shops to buy some shoes.
I'm writing to ask for your help.
My father runs every day to keep healthy.
Try this exercise to test your grammar.
- Grammar test 1
Read the explanation to learn more.
When we want to answer the question why?, we can use an infinitive of purpose. Most of the time, we use the to-infinitive.
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Why do we always eat at home?
We eat at home to save money.
Why do you have a bicycle?
I use it to go to work.
Why does she run every morning?
She runs to keep fit.
Do this exercise to test your grammar again.
- Grammar test 2