Correct Usage of The Conjunction
SO THAT



Correct Usage of The Conjunction SO THAT :



BECAUSE & IN ORDER THAT & SO THAT

To express a cause or reason we use BECAUSE.
To express a purpose we use IN ORDER THAT and SO THAT.

But they are often confused in practice.

1. Men work because they may earn a living. (Incorrect)
2. Men work that they may earn a living. (Correct)
3. Men work so that they may earn a living. (Correct)
4. Men work in order that they may earn a living. (Correct)

1. He took medicine because he might get well. (Incorrect)
2. He took medicine so that he might get well. (Correct)

1. He started early because he might not be late. (Incorrect)
2. He started early in order that he might not be late. (Correct)



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