Purpose clauses

     

A clause of purpose is a clause expressing purpose và reason linked lớn the principal through expressions of purpose.

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There are two structures for the clauses of purpose, they differ in the order of words but not in the meaning.

The structure is:Clause 1 + Purpose expression + Clause2;Purpose expression + Clause + (,) + Clause

The most commonly used expressions of purpose are: in order to, so as to, so that, to…

We place in order to and to between two clauses or at the beginning of the clauses.We place so as toso that can only be placed between two clauses.
I am learning to drive in order to be more independent.In order to avoid an accident, we had khổng lồ stop.I am going to Africa to go on a safari.To learn how khổng lồ ride a bike, he is going to lớn take lessons.I bought a tent so as to go camping.I worked hard so as to succeed.Let’s make plans together so that we can travel as a family.

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They talked to lớn him so that he could know the truth. 

We use in order to, so as to, so that, lớn … khổng lồ introduce the purpose of the sentence. In this way we can understand the reason behind the other sentence.


We use expressions of purpose to express the reason why something exists, is done or used. A sentence containing these expressions is usually composed by two clauses linked by the expressions of purpose.

The structure is: a clause followed by a purpose expression & another clause (we vày not use a comma here). We can also start with a purpose expression followed by a clause, a comma và another clause.

The most commonly used expressions of purpose are: in order to, so as to, so that, to…

For example:— “I have khổng lồ study in order to be successful.” = I need lớn study because I want lớn be successful.— “To become rich, my dad worked too hard.” = The reason why my dad worked hard was that he wanted to be rich.

Let’s revise this content within the Form section. Take a look at the Example section that shows its use within a context.


Related


Clauses of purpose are clauses expressing purpose and reason.

For better understanding about clauses:


Exercises


External liên kết to Clauses of Purpose exercises (178).

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