07 / 03 / 2006
PURPOSE: meaning and examples
Today's word is
: a goal (meta
) or objective that you want to achieve (conseguir
). Sometimes this word can indicate the reason for doing something. You can often see this word with these structures:
the purpose of noun / gerund
purpose in doing something
The purpose of this meeting
is to explain the contents of your grandfather's will (testamento
) to all of you.
The purpose of stating
the company name when you answer the telephone is to create a good first impression and to let the caller know they have reached the correct number.
I'm afraid there is no purpose in continuing
this conversation. We obviously don't agree and I don't think we ever will!
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