To say ‘in order to achieve this goal’, should I use...?

  • to this end
  • toward this end
  • towards this end

Which of these would be correct, and which is used most often?

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"To this end" would be the correct usage. See here for a list of examples.

This ngram proves that "to this end" is the more common usage.

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    I could also find examples for the other two phrase. Does this mean that they are also correct?
    – mt1022
    Feb 5, 2017 at 8:00

To this purpose is another good expression to use as well.

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