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    purpose or result?

    This "to perform" seems dubious to me, it could be either a purpose or a result. What do you think?

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    ex)In one study conducted a few years ago, Ali Crum teamed up with Ellen Langer to perform an experiment on the cleaning staff of seven different hotels...

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    Re: purpose or result?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This "to perform" seems dubious to me, it could be either a purpose or a result. What do you think?

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    ex)In one study conducted a few years ago, Ali Crum teamed up with Ellen Langer to perform an experiment on the cleaning staff of seven different hotels...
    How do you understand "to perform" as a result? Here, "to perform" means to do. Ali Crum and Ellen Langer made an agreement (teamed up) to experiment on various cleaning staffs.

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    Re: purpose or result?

    The verb regularly connected with experiments is "to perform".

    He performed several experiments but they had widely varying results.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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