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    So that/That

    Let's take the front seats that we may see more clearly.
    Let's take the front seats so that we may see more clearly.

    What has happened that you look so worried.
    What has happened so that you look so worried.

    Are those sentences correct? Should I use 'that' or 'so that'?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post

    Let's take the front seats that we may see more clearly.
    No.
    Let's take the front seats so that we may see more clearly.
    Yes.

    What has happened that you look so worried. Yes.
    What has happened so that you look so worried. No.

    Are those sentences correct? Should I use 'that' or 'so that'?

    Thanks a lot!
    I think there is no general rule. It seems to be a matter of idiom -- you just have to learn and remember.

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