Flashcard 9 - Cleaning Up English Flashcard Set for the English Basics

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The correct answer is:

Yes, the phrase is “for all intents and purposes,” not “for all intensive purposes.”


Explanation:

This phrase is meant to suggest in every practical sense and has nothing to do with intensity. It comes from a sixteenth century English law phrase, “to all intents, constructions, and purposes,” which was shortened to “for all intents and purposes.”

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