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propósito; objetivo

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ˈpəːpəsNeuter nounpropósito; objetivoExamples

on purpose — de propósito
for teaching purposes — para fins pedagógicos
for the purposes of this meeting — para esta reunião
to no purpose — em vão

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)purposing
Past Participle (Participle II)purposed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposewe purpose
you purposeyou purpose
he/she/it purposesthey purpose
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am purposingwe are purposing
you are purposingyou are purposing
he/she/it is purposingthey are purposing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have purposedwe have purposed
you have purposedyou have purposed
he/she/it has purposedthey have purposed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been purposingwe have been purposing
you have been purposingyou have been purposing
he/she/it has been purposingthey have been purposing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposedwe purposed
you purposedyou purposed
he/she/it purposedthey purposed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was purposingwe were purposing
you were purposingyou were purposing
he/she/it was purposingthey were purposing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had purposedwe had purposed
you had purposedyou had purposed
he/she/it had purposedthey had purposed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been purposingwe had been purposing
you had been purposingyou had been purposing
he/she/it had been purposingthey had been purposing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will purposewe shall/will purpose
you will purposeyou will purpose
he/she/it will purposethey will purpose
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be purposingwe shall/will be purposing
you will be purposingyou will be purposing
he/she/it will be purposingthey will be purposing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have purposedwe shall/will have purposed
you will have purposedyou will have purposed
he/she/it will have purposedthey will have purposed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been purposingwe shall/will have been purposing
you will have been purposingyou will have been purposing
he/she/it will have been purposingthey will have been purposing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would purposewe should/would purpose
you would purposeyou would purpose
he/she/it would purposethey would purpose
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be purposingwe should/would be purposing
you would be purposingyou would be purposing
he/she/it would be purposingthey would be purposing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have purposedwe should/would have purposed
you would have purposedyou would have purposed
he/she/it would have purposedthey would have purposed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been purposingwe should/would have been purposing
you would have been purposingyou would have been purposing
he/she/it would have been purposingthey would have been purposing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am purposedwe are purposed
you are purposedyou are purposed
he/she/it is purposedthey are purposed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being purposedwe are being purposed
you are being purposedyou are being purposed
he/she/it is being purposedthey are being purposed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been purposedwe have been purposed
you have been purposedyou have been purposed
he/she/it has been purposedthey have been purposed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was purposedwe were purposed
you were purposedyou were purposed
he/she/it was purposedthey were purposed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being purposedwe were being purposed
you were being purposedyou were being purposed
he/she/it was being purposedthey were being purposed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been purposedwe had been purposed
you had been purposedyou had been purposed
he/she/it had been purposedthey had been purposed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be purposedwe shall/will be purposed
you will be purposedyou will be purposed
he/she/it will be purposedthey will be purposed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been purposedwe shall/will have been purposed
you will have been purposedyou will have been purposed
he/she/it will have been purposedthey will have been purposed


Common casepurposepurposes
Possessive casepurpose'spurposes'