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    Default In order

    Hello,
    A while ago I learned about "in order".
    It seems kind of interesting to me.
    I would like to know if "in order" is perfect for the following sentences:
    In order to have fun, I will join the club.
    It makes sense to read books, in order to learn a lot.
    Press Esc in order to leave the program.
    You must do your homework in order to raise your chances in order to get a job.


    Thank you.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: In order

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    A while ago I learned about "in order".
    It seems kind of interesting to me.
    I would like to know if "in order" is perfect for the following sentences:
    In order to have fun, I will join the club.
    It makes sense to read books, in order to learn a lot.
    Press Esc in order to leave the program.
    You must do your homework in order to raise your chances in order to get a job.


    Thank you.

    Cheers!
    The first three ones are fine.
    In the last one it is better to leave the second 'in order to' out.

    Not a native speaker

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    Default Re: In order

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    A while ago I learned about "in order".
    It seems kind of interesting to me.
    I would like to know if "in order" is perfect for the following sentences:
    In order to have fun, I will join the club.
    It makes sense to read books, in order to learn a lot.
    Press Esc in order to leave the program.
    You must do your homework in order to raise your chances in order to get a job.


    Thank you.

    Cheers!
    Although it seems to be correct, the second one would sound better as:
    'It makes sense to read books if you want to learn a lot.'
    'In order to learn a lot, it is important to read books.'

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    Default Re: In order

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    A while ago I learned about "in order".
    It seems kind of interesting to me.
    I would like to know if "in order" is perfect for the following sentences:
    In order to have fun, I will join the club.
    It makes sense to read books, in order to learn a lot.
    Press Esc in order to leave the program.
    You must do your homework in order to raise your chances in order to get a job.


    Thank you.

    Cheers!
    'in order to' usually introduces a clause which serves to express the aim of something with which it happens.

    It makes sense to read a lot in order to learn a lot.

    Reading with the aim of learning makes sense. Reading as an antecedent and leaning new things as a consequent strikes to me as logically connected. I would drop the comma.

    You must do your homework in order to raise your chances in order to get a job.

    You must do your homework in order to raise your chances of getting a job.

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    Exclamation Re: In order

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    'In order to learn a lot, it is important to read books.'
    This is a nice way expressing the means to achieve a purpose. As a matter fact, in order to is an idiom meaning: as a means to; with the purpose of. This is always precedes a verb, as ‘learn’ in the above sentence or ‘finish’ in the following sentence:
    In order to finish on time, we'll have to hire more people.

    However, Nightmare85 has initiated the subject with “In order” which is also an idiom having several applications different from this one; as:

    The children have lined up in order of size. (In proper sequence)
    Everything is in order for the departure. (In a state of readiness)
    The few words spoken on this subject are in order. (Suitable, correct, appropriate)
    Questions from the floor of the house are now in order. (correct according to the rules of parliamentary procedure)

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