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    which is correct?

    Hi everybody, can you tell which of the three is correct, please? thank you'for when we
    want to investigate man's faculty to produce symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'

    'for when we
    want to investigate man's faculty for producing symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'

    'for when we
    want to investigate man's faculty of producing symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'

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    #2

    Re: which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hi everybody, can you tell which of the three is correct, please? thank you'for when we
    want to investigate man's faculty to produce symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'

    'for when we
    want to investigate man's faculty for producing symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'

    'for when we
    want to investigate man's faculty of producing symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'
    When we want to investigate man's capacity for producing symbols, dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material for this purpose.
    For the purpose of investigating man's capacity for producing symbols, dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material.

    I'm not sure what the initial 'for means in your examples.

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    #3

    Re: which is correct?

    1. A meeting was called for the purpose of appointing a new treasurer.
    2. For the purposes of this study, the three groups have been combined.

    Could anyone tell me the difference between using an 's' and not?

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    #4

    Re: which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    1. A meeting was called for the purpose of appointing a new treasurer.
    2. For the purposes of this study, the three groups have been combined.

    Could anyone tell me the difference between using an 's' and not?

    Appointing a new treasure is just one thing, so the meeting only had one purpose.
    The study probably has more than one goal, therefore it has several purposes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: which is correct?

    Hi Raymott,

    So far, I have been sketching some of the principles on

    which I approached the problem of dreams, for when we want to investigate man's faculty to produce symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'


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    #6

    Re: which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hi Raymott,

    So far, I have been sketching some of the principles on

    which I approached the problem of dreams, for when we want to investigate man's faculty to produce symbols,
    dreams prove to be the most basic and accessible material
    for this purpose'

    Why are you using such a tiny font and inserting new lines in odd places? Are you writing a poem?

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    Re: which is correct?

    Please use a bigger font. I actually can't read your posts on my phone.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #8

    Re: which is correct?

    No, I am just reading a book and had some doubts.

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    Re: which is correct?

    I am not inserting new lines by chance, just wrote the whole paragraph, because Raymott said he was
    not sure what the initial 'for meant in my examples.

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