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    so that you would not/purpose

    1-I did not tell you that so you would not get upset.
    2-I did not tell you that, so you would not get upset.

    3-I did not tell you that so that you would not get upset.

    4-I did not tell you that, so that you would not get upset.

    5-I did not tell you that for you not to get upset.

    6-I did not tell you that, for you not to get upset.

    Are the commas absolutely necessary if the intended meaning is:
    In order not to make you upset, I did not tell you that.

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    Navi,

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    Re: so that you would not/purpose

    Yes.
    The expressions used in numbers 5 and 6 are incorrect.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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