In the following sentence, how should the clause of purpose be introduced?
- In addition to normal maintenance, there are additional costs associated with interventions that may be required to meet/for meeting minimum safety standards
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Both are correct:
"Interventions that may be required to meet minimum safety standards."
"Interventions that may be required for meeting minimum safety standards"
Clauses of purpose are usually introduced by
- "to" + infinitive
- "in order to" + infinitive
- "in order that"
- "so as (not) to" + infinitive
- "so that" + an auxiliary verb (can, could, will, would...)
- "in case" + present simple
- "for" + noun
- "for" + "-ing"
- "with a view to", "for the purpose of", "with the intention of" + "-ing"
- "prevent + noun/pronoun + from + "-ing". (negative purpose)