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    Default what is the opposite of " in order to"?

    for example, i want to tide up my room and it is 9 pm so i say to my friend that i have to make the cleaning within 1 hour so that i dont bother the neighbours. what if i want to use " in order to" to connect those two sentence. " i have to finish cleaning within an hour in order not to disturb neighbours" or
    " i have to finish cleaning within an hour in order to not disturb neighbours".
    i have this kind of problem when constructing negative sentences, do you have some clues on this issue?
    thank you very much.

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    Default Re: what is the opposite of " in order to"?

    I'd use 'in order not to' or 'so as not to'.

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    Default Re: what is the opposite of " in order to"?

    thank you so much tdol

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