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Purpuse clauses answer the questions ‘for what purpose’ or ‘what for ?’ Study the tables to learn the use of purpose clauses.
MAİN CLAUSE PURPOSE CLAUSE
I study English so that I can get a good job. (1) I will study English in order that
FURTHER EXAMPLES :
Move to the side so that people can get past.
A teacher must think carefully so as not / in order not to make mistakes.
Naim Süleymanoğlu trained everyday so that he stood a good chance of selection for the Olympic Team.
He is going to take a job in the evening as a waiter so that he can earn more money.
So that I don’t forget, I will write down your telephone number.
I often return to my house for fear that I have forgotten to turn off the gas or something.
I’m going to the hairdresser to have my hair cut really short.
I’m writing to Sinem to ask her to marry me.
I’m going to Bursa this winter to ski.
He is going to London to improve his English.
Every year we commemorate the soldiers who died in battle lest we forget them ( formal or archaic )
As seen, there are two types of purpose clauses. They are : ones beginning with so that, in order that or so (1) and ones beginning with to, in order to or so as to + infinitive purpose clauses (2). If the verb in the main clause is in the simple present , simple future or present perfect tense, can, may, or will can be used in the purpose clause.
In order that is formal, so that is less formal. Lest is rarely used in today’s English. In order that is formal so that is less formal. Lest is rarely used in today’s English. In order that and so that have the same meaning, but so that is more common. Can or may can be used in so that + clause to express the purpose relating to the future.
NOTE : Purpose clauses with in order to, so as to or to are generally preferred as they are simple.