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    #1

    in order to(so as to)

    My grammar books sometimes says the reason for using "in order to(so as to)" instead of "to~" is
    to clarify a purpose, and sometimes it's a formal usage. Which is correct?

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    1. He went to Beijing to learn Chinese.
    2. He went to Beijing in order to(so as to) learn Chinese.

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    Re: in order to(so as to)

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    Re: in order to(so as to)

    I don't see that in order to is more formal than to. I do use it when writing to non-native speakers when I think it will make things clearer, though.

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