thing that one intends to do, get, be, etc.; intention
a use; effect; result
ability to form plans and carry them out; determination
"his intent was to provide a new translation"
"good intentions are not enough"
"it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"
"he made no secret of his designs"
"the function of an auger is to bore holes"
"ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
"his determination showed in his every movement"
"he is a man of purpose"
"I aim to arrive at noon"
"he resolved never to drink again"
Fair Helen told me..Of this their purpose hither to this wood.
出自：Midsummer Night's Dream , Shakespeare
Studied..with the purpose of profiting by their experience.
出自： E. Wilson
A meeting at the Summit may well have served its purpose.
Our purpose was to avoid casualties.
Does he also purpose great things?
出自： H. Belloc
They purposed to strike from Niagara.
出自： W. S. Churchill
I wouldn't go to London for the mere purpose of buying a new tie.
He came here for the purpose of borrowing money from you.
He would not sell them because he wanted to keep them for purposes of comparison.
“Did you break it accidentally?” “No, on purpose.”
She seems to do these things on purpose.
“I'm sorry I stepped on your toe; it was an accident.” “It wasn't! You did it on purpose.”
“对不起,我踩了你的脚趾了,我不是故意的。”“不,你是存心踩的。” on purpose to-v
I came here on purpose to see you.
He had gone there on purpose to see what happened.
He came here on purpose to discuss it with you.
My purpose in writng the book purpose.
I purpose giving/to give the committee all the details.
We purpose that such disasters shall not occur again.
误 The table is not sufficiently wide to our purpose.
正 The table is not sufficiently wide for our purpose.
正 The table is not wide enough for our purpose.
误 I didn't want to hurt you on the purpose.
正 I didn't want to hurt you on purpose.
析 表示“有意,故意”,可以说on purpose, purpose前不带定冠词。
误 This is our purpose of publishing our opinions on this matter.
正 This is our purpose in publishing our opinions on this matter.
误 What's the purpose in his visit?
正 What's the purpose of his visit?
析 purpose of sth 表示“某事的目的”; purpose in v -ing表示“做某事的目的或意图”。
误 What was the purpose for your journey to Guangzhou?
正 What was the purpose of your journey to Guangzhou?
误 His purpose for coming home is to see whether his parents are well.
正 His purpose in coming home is to see whether his parents are well.