for all intensive purposes vs for all intents and purposes :

for all intensive purposes or for all intents and

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.

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  • 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 ...
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Bleacher Report