Make Your Editor Cry: For All Intensive Purposes vs. For All Intents and Purposes
This idiom is most often used to say that one thing has the same effect, or the same result, as something else.
No matter how intensive your purposes may be, be sure to write about the intents, as in the intentions, and purposes when trying to describe how something is practical for all purposes.
The decision by the Nazis to begin bombing was, for all intents and purposes, a declaration of war.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.