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ESL forum > Ask for help > A QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU!!!    

A QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU!!!



mirelli
Brazil

A QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU!!!
 

Hello my friends!!!

I īd like to know if you have a nice way to explain the difference between IN ORDER and SO AS.
 
I have trouble explaining, so if you have any suggestions, or even a worksheet so I can download I īll be thankfull.
 
Have a nice day!
 
Mirelli

17 Feb 2010      



apayala
Spain

If I am not wrong:
 
in order to: subjet of the main and clause sentence is the same
so as: subject of the main and clause sentence is different
 

17 Feb 2010     



fkafetz
Greece

Actually, they are both exactly the same.
 
eg. He is studying hard in  order to pass his exams.= He is studying hard so as to pass his exams.
 
They are both used when talking about the same person.
 
If you have different subjects then you use so that.
 
eg. The teacher is making us study hard so that we can pass our exams.
 
I hope I īve been of some help to you.
 
Best regards,
 
Faye

17 Feb 2010     



mirelli
Brazil

thank you very much friends!

17 Feb 2010     



yolprica
Spain

I was going to say exactly the same as fkafetz.
Yolanda

17 Feb 2010     



apayala
Spain

fkafetz is absolutely right. I mistook "so as" for "so that". Sorry...

17 Feb 2010