This property describes an intentional relationship between an E7 Activity and some general goal or purpose.
This may involve activities intended as preparation for some type of activity. For example, a musician practices an instrument in order to develop his or her musical ability, Van Eyck ground pigments and prepared oil paints in order to paint oil paintings. I travel to Oxford in order to work more effectively face-to-face rather than by email and telephone. P21had general purpose (was purpose of) differs from P20 had specific purpose (was purpose of) in that no specific activity is implied as the purpose. E7 Activity does not imply that an activity succeeds in achieving its general aims.
Van Eyck’s pigment grinding (E7) had general purpose painting (E55)