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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.

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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