forget a better job, or
toget a better job? Watch this video to address a very common English student mistake.
Infinitives of purposeanswer the question “Why?” or “For what purpose?” Understanding how to form them and use them will help you to build better and more informative English sentences. You will also learn how to use
in order toin the middle of a sentence to strengthen your grammatical accuracy and your formal English. When you’re done with the video, don’t forget to take the quiz in order to test your understanding. Good luck!
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It’s called Spirited Away in North America, and yes, I love most Miyazaki movies. :)
Wow! I made a mistake!
Thanks for the lesson Alex.
I have a litle concern at:He decided to go to Hawaii __________ a relaxing vacation. ==> I chose :having.
Why did he decide to go to Hawaii? ==> Having a relaxing vaction. Is it ok?
You must use “to have.” Why did he decide to go to Hawaii? :)
I learn english to speak very well
Keep it up! :) Welcome to EngVid.
Got 100 :) . Alex, tell me if I use “for, to and for staying” in this sentence which is ” I go the gym ….. Healthy”. Will it consider fine?
Alex ,why you have given the options for both ” to and for” in quiz , When you already told both are correct to use?
They started doing yoga “to improve / for improve /for improving ” their health . Can we use any one of them in a structure”?
You must use “to improve.” Many students make the mistake of using “for.” You can sometimes use “for + gerund” if it’s a longer action.
Thank you !
Hi Alex the subject was so easy please teach some tough lessons. tnx
I have beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons on the site. You can filter them better by checking out my teacher page.
Thanks, Alex. You are one of my favorite teacher of envid.com¡
Thanks, capi! That’s very nice to hear!
I got 10 correct out of 10. I had to say something to thank Alex. :)
Perfect! You’ve mastered the form.
Thank you teacher….!!!
As always, it’s my pleasure, Jakub. Nice to see you commenting again!
Any time! Thanks for studying with me and with EngVid. :)
Thank’s Alex, useful lesson! I’m one of those that use “for” instead “to”. To or for, that’s the question! In spanish we only have a preposition (para).
It’s okay sometimes for longer actions, and if you follow it with a gerund (verb + ing). However, to be safe, it’s best to use to + base verb in these situations.
thanks Alex you have a Simple style of education
Thanks, Mohamed. I always feel it’s better to be clear than complicated.
How to do answers the quiz questions?
I did not even see a single question when i clicked on quiz?
I see the quiz directly under the video, so I’m not sure why you can’t see it. Maybe try a different browser? I’m using Google Chrome.
I got 100 ! thank you Alex for the great test :-D
Any time. Thanks for studying with me, Lilia.
You’re welcome! Thanks for checking out the lesson, zorro.
You’re quite welcome! Thanks for checking out the video, zigmund. :)
Thank you Alex. Firts time login with first teacher in engvid. You lesson so useful. I got 10 correct. I didnt think to much when I did, just follow what did you teach. I dont know it good or bad.
thanks again Alex.
Welcome to EngVid, Gigi! Thanks for checking out the video, doing the quiz, and leaving a comment. Let me correct your grammar a bit…
“This was my first time logging into EngVid. Your lesson was so useful. I got 10 correct. I didn’t think too much when I did the quiz, just followed what you taught. I don’t know if it’s good or bad.”
Good luck with your studies!
Excellent lesson and of course Teacher is the best.Thanks Alex,.
My pleasure! Thanks for watching and for studying with me, Benyapha!
Thanks, for your support
Any time, vasfer. Thanks for studying with EngVid.
thanks alex for your helping
My pleasure. Thanks for studying with EngVid, rooble.
How i can study this web?
I’m not sure if I understand your question. What do you mean? To study with EngVid, most students watch the videos that are interesting to them and then practice by doing the quizzes.
Thank you so much! It was a useful lesson.
That’s great to hear! And you wrote a grammatically perfect comment. Way to go! :)
I got 9 over 10
Nice work! Keep on studying.
Thank you so much, Alex.
No problem Julio Cesar. By the way, I’ve always wondered…do you prefer being called Julio, Cesar, or Julio Cesar?
Hi Alex. Some people call me Júlio César, but almost everyone calls me Júlio.
Answering your question, I like both ways, Alex. Don’t worry.
Thank you, Alex, it was very useful.
May you set out some example of ” a longer action” with “for+ gerund”
Sure! Just keep in mind that it’s more common to use an infinitive of purpose in most scenarios.
I wear glasses for driving.
She bought a blender for making smoothies.
We need a cabinet for storing official documents.
They use their car for city driving.
Thank you, and hear what I have understood from what you have just laid out.
The key is that you can use either structure to get the same meaning, on a condition you have to use them in a right order.
An instance from your lesson
” I go to the gym to stay healthy”.
Mine ” I go to the gym for staying healthy”
I don’t know if I am right. Please inform me. if you would.
Thanks a lot Sir!!
Always a pleasure, rock star! Nice to see you again.
My pleasure, Reinaldo! I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson. :)
Thamks Alex, your classes ins amazing.
Hi Euder, my pleasure! And it’s actually spelled “Thanks.” :)
Thanks Alex , i got 100/100 .
Nice work! The next step is to put this knowledge into practice.
Very interesting and useful lesson as usual. Thanks Alex.
I do my best, byte. Thanks for checking out the video. It’s always nice to see you!
I test the quiz to know my understanding
I got 90 percent
“I did the quiz to check my understanding.”
Nice job! The next step is to use the knowledge in real situations.
wow !! do not have mistaks
“I didn’t make any mistakes.” Good job! :)
I love this lesson
Thanks, Roni. I hope it was useful!
Always great Alex :)
Thanks, Gabriel! I’m glad you found it useful!
I have got a 100 percent. Thank you for help Alex. I will follow you.
That’s great! Welcome to EngVid! :D Let me know if you have any questions. I try to check all comments on my newest videos.
Thank you for help Alex. I will follow you.
My pleasure. Welcome to EngVid!
Hi. Thank you
Hello! You’re very welcome.
The teacher teaches very well.
Thank you, song! I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson. Keep practicing!
Hey, Alex. Thanks of a good explanation. I got 90 from 100. I’ll follow You (need a grammar+vocabulary to grow up)
I understand and I feel the same way in French. :) Good luck and let me know if you have any questions. I usually read the majority of my comments on my newest videos.
HI ALEX,THANKS A LOT FOR THIS LESSON.I GET THIS SCORE 10.
Great job! The next step is putting your new knowledge into practice. Keep it up!
Thank you for this video! It is a superb way to learn English, likewise, it is very funny. I learn English every day in order to improve my English because now this is my sole purpose. Thank you a lot! :)
Great use of the target language! Keep on studying and practicing, and thanks for checking out this lesson!
How can to download vedio?
Sorry, our videos can only be streamed on YouTube!
Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons! :)
I got 90marks
Nice job! Keep it up!
Thank you so much. This video is very useful.
Let me ask you this one,
‘These materials seem not easy many students have not met the minimum passing grade, so, they, …’
What should it be?
need to retrain or need retraining?
I really like Alex class. Its funny and It works always!
That’s great to hear! I’m glad the classes are useful for you. :)
Thank you. I hope it was clear!
I got 10 correct out of 10. ThankS you Alex!
Nice work! The next step is to put the knowledge into practice.
you’re the best Alex!! Thanks for every teaching!! in my opnion you’re the best teacher here in the Engvid!
That’s very kind of you to say. Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying my videos. :)
Thanks for your lesson Alex: it was very useful to me.
I have a question for you: does the form “for + ing” have the same meaning than the one you speak about in this lesson? For example: can I say “I’m studying English for improving my job prospects” as well as “I’m studying English to improve my job prospects”?
Thank you in advance for your reply
I am writing this comment to thank you.I watch your videos daily to improve my english.
I pulled the door to open.
Can I say I pulled the door open
Hello dear teacher.
I have a problem.I don’t know when I can use infinitive at the begining of the sentence and when for + gerund.
To learn English you should work hard.
For learning English you should work hard
The method of your teaching is really great and I learned a lot from your lessons.
I got 10 of 20 from quiz.
Alex please I need well explained parts of speech
Thank you, sir, for the lesson.
we are little confused about ‘WILL HAVE”
can you please ,,,,
Thank you, I really like your way of explaining.
Hello sir, I am little confused with the usage of to and for. Where to use ‘to’ and where to use ‘for’? Please explain.
she doesn’t eat too much to lose weight
Thank you so much Alex.. Your teaching is easy to understand and catch your words for listening.
I’ve practiced your lesson.
Thanks teach <3
Hi Alex, It’s a useful lesson
Did you mean we use “for” when we are talking about action takes a long time?
Thank you to teach helpfully.
thanks for this leason i found it so benificial just i have a question here can we conjugate the verb after (to) .
Thanks you Alex, your videos are very useful. I started to learn english in the begining of this years and I´m improving a lot thank for you.
sir i have got 10 out of 10
but i want to go deap in english
what you recommend for me to do
I need to watch your videos to improve my english. Thanks Alex:)
Thanks, teacher. 100!
Thank you teacher i get 100
thanks Alex, your lesson is very clear
10/10. Hell yeah
Thank you, Mr.Alex
Really I have interested in your teaching method, so I have to study hard to get a good knowledge of English.
Thank you, Alex! You’re iron!
Thank you, you are awesome
ı am watching Alex to learn something about English.
thank you Alex you are perfect
Wow! Remarkable I am very happy now because you clear my confusion.
Thanks a lot.
ı genuinely can improve my English skills thank to Alex
Oh! I mistake 3 Questions..
GREAT .THANK YOU SO MUCH.i usually use mistaks between for and to .in the past i couldn’t difenciate between these words but now i become better .thank to you Mr Alex .you are my favorite teacher …good bye
good morning .i have an idea to talk about it to improve my GENERALE knowledge .it’s about english tourism .i would like to plan a lesson about this field .for exemple .canada ….what are the most important things in this country ?? WHY THE PEOPLE GO THERE ,,? AND ABOUT FOOD …ETC THANK YOU …..good bye
Thank you very much, it´s a nice theme.
I made one mistake because I answered the questions too fast!
thanks alex! love your lessons
Thank you Alex. It’s a great lesson. I study English with Alex to improve vocabulary.
You got 9 correct out of 10.
Thanks you very much
You got 10 correct out of 10.:D
Thank you Alex!
Thank you Mr. Alex!
Could I use the past tense in its negative form to make a sentence?
10 out of 10 thank you sir
I got 10 out of 10 thank you for your effort
Wow, Wonderful! it is a common English student doubt too. You helped us a lot with this very didactic explanation. By the way I liked that exercise of reapeting after you. You rock!
Alex you are really amazing. Your teaching method is so awesome. I can easily understand. Thank for this great lesson. In some situation can we use for instead of to?? Is it possible.
thanks alex, it is easy to understand than others
Hi Alex! In the sentence “His goal is to do the best job he can.” what is the infinitive/infinitive phrase?
I watched this video twice on May 24, 2021, and I took the quiz after watching it once. I got ten correct out of 10.
My name is Samir Alkhouri, I am a former English teacher. I am doing a teacher training course TESOL at ASU. If you allow me, I will use your website as a reference in my lesson plan, for students to practice the “to Infinitive”, and other materials.
Of course, thousands of other teachers, of my colleagues will be able to have a look at your website.
best regards,Alex from Kazakhstan 18 Nov2021
Thank you teacher
Thank you for providing good lessons. This is my first time to send a comment. I always appreciate teachers and engVID.