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Shall I say with the purposes to or with the purpose to

   I am doing several comparisons with the purposes to :
  1-
  2-
  3-

As you can see I have three purposes so I am confused which one singular or plural is right?

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    I would either go with "... with the following purposes:" or "... with the purpose to achieve the following:" – Othya Sep 16 '14 at 14:37
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Neither. Just say

I am making several comparisons to:

  • 1- see the difference;
  • 2-
  • 3-

Or

I am making several comparisons for the purpose of:

  • 1- seeing the difference;
  • 2-
  • 3-
  • is it correct to say better seeing. – sacvf Sep 16 '14 at 15:04
  • @sacvf no. You could say "to better see" but that is probably needlessly formal and will sound pretentious. it depends on the context. – terdon Sep 16 '14 at 15:11
  • but it is true to say for the purpose of better understanding ....what do u think? – sacvf Sep 16 '14 at 15:13
  • @sacvf it's true but cumbersome and ugly. As I said, I can't give you a clearer answer unless you explain the context but the whole "for the purpose of" is not needed. – terdon Sep 16 '14 at 15:17

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