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Intensive Intent

I've noticed recently a trend of improper expression use. Particularly, the expression "for all intents and purposes." For some reason I guess a number of people are hearing it as "for all intensive purposes" and writing it accordingly. Sure, they sound close, but "for all intensive purposes" really doesn't make much sense.

Date posted: 29 December, 2008
Tags: linguistic words
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