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    piggy386 is offline Junior Member
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    Default so as to/so...as to

    Hi,
    In a way, "so as to" has a similar function as "so that."
    I would like to know how to use "so as to" properly in a sentence.
    Please advise.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: so as to/so...as to

    Quote Originally Posted by piggy386
    Hi,
    In a way, "so as to" has a similar function as "so that."
    I would like to know how to use "so as to" properly in a sentence.
    Please advise.
    Thanks
    so as to is the same as saying in order to.

    Please, drink a lot of fluids so as to keep your body hydrated.
    You should exercise and stay active on daily basis so as to keep your weight down.

    after the prepostion to stick with the infinitive form of the verb.


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    piggy386 is offline Junior Member
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    Question Re: so as to/so...as to

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    so as to is the same as saying in order to.

    Please, drink a lot of fluids so as to keep your body hydrated.
    You should exercise and stay active on daily basis so as to keep your weight down.

    after the prepostion to stick with the infinitive form of the verb.

    Thanks, Marylin.

    But what's the exact difference between "so as to" and "so...as to"? or the arrangment of the words emphasize different parts of the sentence ?

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    Default Re: so as to/so...as to

    Quote Originally Posted by piggy386
    Thanks, Marylin.

    But what's the exact difference between "so as to" and "so...as to"? or the arrangment of the words emphasize different parts of the sentence ?
    OK. There is another structure with so + adj. + as to+ infinitive. This one is a bit formal but it's there nevertheless:

    " Would you be so kind as to tell me how I get to the Granville Market?"

    Hope it helps.

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    piggy386 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: so as to/so...as to

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    OK. There is another structure with so + adj. + as to+ infinitive. This one is a bit formal but it's there nevertheless:

    " Would you be so kind as to tell me how I get to the Granville Market?"

    Hope it helps.
    Thanks

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