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    purpose/commas

    1-I pushed him, to make him get out of my way.
    2-I talked to him, to make sure that he won't do anything stupid.

    3-I lend him some money, to go home. (for him to go home)
    4-They sent him to England, to learn English. (so that he would learn Englsh)


    Do these sentences work with the commas?
    I am assuming that the purpose clause was added as an afterthought.

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    Re: purpose/commas

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-I pushed him, to make him get out of my way.
    2-I talked to him, to make sure that he won't do anything stupid.

    3-I lend him some money, to go home. (for him to go home)
    4-They sent him to England, to learn English. (so that he would learn Englsh)

    Do these sentences work with the commas?
    I am assuming that the purpose clause was added as an afterthought.
    If indeed the comma is meant to suggest that what follows is an afterthought, then it appears acceptable to me. (Did you mean lent in #3?)

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