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Rule "They were used to hunt (for hunting) partridges"

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Description: They were used to hunt (for hunting) partridges
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: Try using 'for' + the -ing form of the verb.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • They are used to hunt partridges.
    Correction suggestion: for hunting
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • When fighting, they are used to attack and defend, and to protect the trunk.
  • It is used to prevent and to treat anemia.
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  • An alphabet is a standard set of letters (basic written symbols or graphemes) that represent the phonemes (basic significant sounds) of any spoken language it is used to write.
  • I need to get this fixed as soon as possible, since it is used to assist with our trading activities.
  • It is used to probe for and detonate tripwire initiated mines and booby traps at up to 50 meters.
  • The output work W here is the movement of the piston as it is used to turn a crank-arm.
  • For the 2005 remake of King Kong, actor Andy Serkis was used to help designers pinpoint the gorilla's prime location in the shots.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: USED_FOR_VBG [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)