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I wonder if this usage appropriate?

"He ordered to do so, citing practical purpose."

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closed as general reference by Zairja, J.R., kiamlaluno, Andrew Leach, JSBձոգչ Nov 5 '12 at 18:18

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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Survey says. . . yes ("to refer to"). A dictionary easily answers this question. –  Zairja Nov 5 '12 at 18:02
    
@Zairja can one cite purpose rather than other's opinion? –  Anixx Nov 5 '12 at 18:13
    
Yes. One can cite any cause, in general. For instance, Anixx put on a rain coat citing the rain outside. –  Zairja Nov 5 '12 at 18:21
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