for all intensive purposes vs for all intents and purposes : Common Errors in English

About for all intensive purposes vs for all intents and purposes

Another example of the oral transformation of language by people who don’t read much. “For all intents and purposes” is an old cliché which won’t thrill anyone, but using the mistaken alternative is likely to guffaws.

for all intents and purposes Meaning(s)

  • (r) in every practical sense

for all intensive purposes in News

  • Los Angeles Angels: Player Grades for Month of July

    In the grand scheme of the 2013 baseball season, July was pivotal for the Los Angeles Angels. Upon entering the month, the team was riding a seven-game winning streak and for all intensive purposes appeared to be turning their season around. Fast forward 31 days and the Angels found themselves as sellers heading toward the July 31 trade deadline —the result of a 9-15 record in the month of July ...
    on August 2, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

for all intents and purposes in News

  1. Puig gives Dodger fans newfound hope

    For the most part, the Los Angeles Dodgers have endured a disheveled season without question. A synopsis would suggest they've been downright awful, and for all intents and purposes, that would be a correct analysis.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Spectrum

  2. 2013 Big 12 football team preview countdown by Bill Connelly

    For all intents and purposes, Iowa State recruits like a Conference USA team, or at least what used to be Conference USA and is basically now the American Athletic Conference.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Philly.com

  3. Tony Parker will decide NBA Finals for San Antonio Spurs

    The 2013 MVP could take an extra moment, or three, to flex and beat his chest after the block because the game, for all intents and purposes, was out of San Antonio’s reach.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

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