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    Which of these sentences is correct:

    1-In order for people to notice him he shouted.
    2-He shouted in order for people to notice him.
    3-He shouted for people to notice him.

    4-In order for you to be able to come in, I didn't lock the door.
    5-I didn't lock the door in order for you to be able to come in.
    6-I didn't lock the door for you to be able to come in.

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    Default Re: in order

    They're OK, but not very natural. I'd say something like this:

    He shouted so that people would notice him.
    I didn't lock the door for you to come in/so that you could come in.

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    Default Re: in order

    Thanks TDOL,
    One more please.
    What do you think of these:

    1-In order him to get out of the way, I pushed him violently.
    2-I pushed him violently in order for him to get out of the way.
    3-I pushed him violently for him to get out of the way.
    4-I pushed him violently to get out of the way.

    I think 3 is not only unnatural but downright wrong. I don't know about the other ones.

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    Default Re: in order

    The closest one is the fourth, but I'd make the following change:

    -I pushed him violently to get him out of the/my way.

    With the first, you could say 'in order to get him out of the/my way...


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