Student or Learner
You have to move out of the way ______ the truck cannot get past you.
A. so B. or
I cannot figure out the correct answer and the meaning of the sentence.
Can any native help me?
So the sentence means that if you move out of the way, you can make way for the truck. Is it right?
- You have to move out of the way or the truck cannot get past you = If you do not get out of the way, the truck cannot get past.To use "so", the sentence would have to be changed to "You have to move out of the way so the truck can get past you".
- You have to move out of the way so the truck cannot get past you = This makes no sense. It suggests that you are going to purposely move out of the way (of something else) in order to ensure that a truck cannot get past.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
The person who wrote that question failed to write the complete conjunction of purpose: so that.
I left home early so that I would be sure to get a seat on the bus.
Of course, you would not say: I left home early so that I would not get a seat on the bus.
I bought some wine so you could have a drink with dinner.
He opened the door so I could go through easily with my heavy bag.
I took my trousers off so I could show the doctor my scar.
I kept my trousers on so the doctor wouldn't be able to see my scar.