@Gustavo, Co-Moderator posted:
No, you cannot use "in order to" in those sentences. As I tried to explain to you in my previous post, "in order to" requires an action verb, but "to" will tend to sound more natural:
But in post #1, you gave this example:
1.c. This (i.e. the use of the surveillance apparatus) is to monitor / in order to monitor budget deficits in real time.
Here "use" is a noun, and not a verb. Am I right? If so, can't I also say:
The aim of something is to do/in order to do something else.
The purpose of something is to do/in order to do something else.
Doesn't "use", "aim" and "purpose" all fall into the same group of "purpose" nouns?
Or is "use" a different type of noun, because there's an action verb, namely "use", corresponding to it?