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    to/in order to?

    Which one is better?

    A. The poet repeats the third line to imprint it on the reader's memory.

    B. The poet repeats the third line in order to imprint it on the reader's memory.

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    Re: to/in order to?

    I prefer 'in order to'. It refers to an aim.

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    Re: to/in order to?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Which one is better?

    A. The poet repeats the third line to imprint it on the reader's memory.

    B. The poet repeats the third line in order to imprint it on the reader's memory.
    They're both OK. Also:

    C. The poet repeats the third line so as to imprint it on the reader's memory.

    D. The poet repeats the third line the better to imprint it on the reader's memory.

    D's a bit mannered.

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    Re: to/in order to?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    They're both OK. Also:

    C. The poet repeats the third line so as to imprint it on the reader's memory.

    D. The poet repeats the third line the better to imprint it on the reader's memory.

    D's a bit mannered.

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    Hi Bob, Thanks a lot for the suggestions!

    But what am I supposed to use in my study notes? (Including your structures)

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    Re: to/in order to?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Hi Bob, Thanks a lot for the suggestions!

    But what am I supposed to use in my study notes? (Including your structures)
    I'd say 'in order to' or 'so as to' are usually clearer than plain 'to'.

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