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    using For + bare infinitive as adverb phrase

    Hi,

    I read the following first sentence in a book. I find the bold part a little awkward. I donít remember seeing an adverb phrase containing Ďforí with a bare infinitive. Sentence #2 and 3 are my versions. Are they correct?

    1. From a transaction perspective, commercial real estate is capital intensive and requires a significant amount of money for purchase.

    2. From a transaction perspective, commercial real estate is capital intensive and requires a significant amount of money to purchase.

    3. From a transaction perspective, commercial real estate is capital intensive and requires a significant amount of money for purchasing.

    Thanks,

    MG

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    Re: using For + bare infinitive as adverb phrase

    In this context, I think purchase is not a verb, but a noun phrase. For with a noun phrase is used for expressing the purpose of an action.

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