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for all intensive purposes


    Adverb

    for all intensive purposes

    1. ( idiomatic, US, nonstandard ) Misconstruction of “for all intents and purposes”.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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    1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 “for all intensive purposes” in Common Errors in English, by Paul Brians
    2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 ActionGrammar by Joanne Feierman ( found in the chapter “Mistakes Your Boss Minds the Most”, in the section “Twenty More Language Pet Peeves”, on page 26, and also listed on page 212 )
    3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Dictionary of Disagreeable English by Fiske, page 136
    4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 “to all intents and purposes” Mark Israel’s AUE FAQ ( September 1997 )
    5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Broadview Guide to Writing by Doug Babington & Don LePan, page 241 ( 3rd Ed., 2005 )
    6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 The How of WOW: A Guide to Giving a Speech That Will Positively Blow ‛Em Away by Tony Carlson, page 159 ( 2005 )
    7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style by Jan Venolia, page 112 ( 2001 )
    8. ↑ 8.0 8.1 Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon the English Language by Richard Lederer, page 178 ( 2006 )
    9. ^ “intensive purposes” in The Eggcorn Database ( version 0·5 ), by Chris Waigl