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  1. Junior Member
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    stating purposes

    Good day!

    In stating purposes, we sometimes use ' so that...' instead of to+ infinitive and for + noun. IS it possible to omit ' that' such as in this sentence?

    I gave her my address so (that) she can contact me.

    ALso, what is the differnece between

    I'm tired of waiting you. and
    I'm tired of waiting for you.

    thank you big time!

  2. Editor,
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    Re: stating purposes

    1- You can omit 'that' in this sentence.
    2- The first sentence is informal and many would regard it as wrong without the preposition.

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