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    so that

    Dear teachers,

    Where can I get a variety of sentences with “so that” which might lead to different interpretations / translations ?

    All the best,
    Hela

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    Re: so that

    Try this link:
    http://www.google.de/search?as_q=&nu...h=&safe=images

    I hope it helps you


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    Re: so that

    Thank you for the tip Dany.

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    Using online corpora to learn context

    There are a few good concordancing sites online, which allow you to search their corpora for certain words or phrases. The search results include context. These are quite useful because they are taken from actual speech.
    Here are links to two of them:

    http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/micase/

    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/lookup.html

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    Re: so that

    Thanks grammar.gal. Would you have more sites like the second one you gave me?

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    Re: so that

    The British National Corpus, the second link in my first reply (above), is the most user-friendly concordancer I've found so far.

    Another good (and somewhat hard to find) site is Tom Cobb's Compleat Lexical Tutor
    http://132.208.224.131/

    There are a few links (about halfway down) from the English Language Institute site, here:
    http://www.eli.ubc.ca/teachers/using_corpora.html
    This is one of them:
    http://www.edict.com.hk/concordance/WWWConcappE.htm

    I hope this helps! Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
    grammar.gal@gmail.com

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    #7

    Re: so that

    Dear grammar.gal,

    Thank you for your help. Apart from the first site you gave I didn't understand how to use the others if for example I wanted to have a series of sentences with 'so that'. Or should they be used otherwise ?

    What kind of help does http://132.208.224.131/ provide for example ?

    See you,
    Hela

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    Re: so that

    The Compleat Lexical Tutor looks messy - so many options, with little or no explanation. Find the link for "concordance," four links down in the middle column, and once there, choose item #1, "corpus-based concordances," in English. Or you can just click here (same place):
    http://132.208.224.131/concordancers/concord_e.html


    Links you can use to find phrases in context:

    http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/micase/

    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/lookup.html

    http://132.208.224.131/concordancers/concord_e.html

    http://www.edict.com.hk/concordance/WWWConcappE.htm

    If the options include a search string, keep it at the default, "equal to" and in the next field enter your phrase "so that". If there is an option to "select a corpus," choose something like the Brown or BNC or LOB corpus. Then just hit the Enter key, and the site will take you to a page of concordance lines containing the phrase "so that" in context. All instances of "so that" will be hyperlinks to the text in which the phrase occurs.

    Does that make more sense? I don't think I explained it very well - I'm sorry.

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    Re: so that

    Thank you very much for your help and advice, grammar.gal.

    Best wishes,
    Hela

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